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Family and domestic violence can affect anyone and is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children in Australia. In 2017, the NAB Foundation seeks to support organisations working in prevention, early intervention and improvement to support victims.
Luke Batty Foundation
The Luke Batty Foundation was established by Rosie Batty in memory of her son Luke who was murdered by his father in 2014. Their vision is that all Australians are engaged in ending domestic and family violence. Informed by the voices of women and children, their purpose is to deepen an understanding of domestic and family violence; to drive and affect attitudinal, cultural and systemic change.
Rosie’s name has become synonymous with her advocacy for victims; putting domestic violence on the national agenda with her informative insight and actions following her personal tragedy. As CEO of the Foundation, Rosie is a leader in the national debate on family violence; raising awareness, and supporting organisations and individuals across the country. The NAB Foundation will support the Luke Batty Foundation’s Ambassador Program, to help bring to light domestic violence in our communities.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation exists to fund ground-breaking research and everyday clinical care at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Their vision is to ensure that every child now and in the future can access world-class medical care whenever they need it. They fund the vital clinical care that these children need now, so they have the best possible treatment and hospital experience and they also invest in research that will change and save more lives in the future.
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick has introduced a new model of care in its Child Protection Unit that aims to promote safety, reduce the impact of harm and improve the well-being of children and young people, in the hope of decreasing intergenerational violence and domestic abuse. The NAB Foundation will support the Interdisciplinary Reparative Project (IRP) at the Child Protection Unit. This is a world-first, that supports recovery from complex childhood trauma through a new relational model that combines counselling therapy with parents and the intervention of an Occupational Therapist working with both parent and child.
Infoxchange is a not-for-profit, social enterprise that has delivered creative technological products and services to tackle social challenges within the community for over 25 years. The organisation strives to solve family violence, homelessness, mental health and issues facing people with disabilities, the elderly, Aboriginal, Maori and Pasifika communities through smart and efficient technology. These tools range from nation-wide service coordination systems to IT advice for individual organisations, including the interactive mobile information tool ‘Ask Izzy’.
The NAB Foundation is supporting the enhancement of the’ ‘Ask Izzy’ app (an interactive mobile information tool), which seeks to connect people experiencing or that have experienced domestic and family violence with essential services. The app will be co-designed with people who have experienced domestic violence, homelessness and the services sector. With a listing of over 350,000 services , including information on housing, money help, health, support and counselling across Australia in urban, regional, rural and remote locations. The enhancement will ensure that ‘Ask Izzy’ meets the needs of people experiencing family violence – that it is safe, relevant and accurate.
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne strives to be a public-spirited institution, ranked among the finest universities in the world. It seeks to harness strength, breadth and depth of research to help meet global challenges and attract the brightest cohort from the widest range of backgrounds, offering an outstanding student experience. The University makes research, student learning and engagement serve public interests, this includes taking up pressing societal problems in research, producing graduates prepared for responsibility and promoting inquiry and open debate based on evidence and reason.
The NAB Foundation is supporting the University of Melbourne to refine and test a world-first, evidence-based smartphone tool for men who have used violence in their intimate relationships. The tool, which is based on pilot work with men and health practitioners aims to intervene early by raising awareness of abusive behaviours and encouraging self-reflection and help-seeking before violence escalates.
Two Good Co
Two Good Co believe that every woman and child is worthy of love and respect. This is demonstrated by providing free, restaurant-quality meals to domestic violence safe houses across Sydney and Melbourne. Two Good Co is a buy-one, give-one social enterprise serving organic meals designed by some of Australia’s best chefs. For every Two Good meal purchased, one is delivered to a women in a domestic violence shelter in Australia. They also employ women from the refuges they serve and provide them with culinary training with the aim to promote self-worth. Since Two Good was launched in 2015, more than 20,000 meals have been delivered to people in need.
The NAB Foundation is supporting Two Good Co by providing a grant to assist them in building capacity through a new IT platform to automate processes and keep users informed of services available for domestic violence victims.