Helping survivors of domestic violence reclaim their lives
Beyond DV Ltd was founded as a result of the lived experience of supporting a loved one through a domestic violence situation.
Going through the court process over six months and witnessing, in that time, the enormous number of women from all walks of life, in the same situation, had a profound impact.
This ignited a desire to use existing skills, expertise and contacts to support women and children impacted by
Domestic Violence as they rebuild their lives.
In July 2017, after approaching the local State MP with ideas for a charity, meetings were arranged with various government departments who believed that the proposed services were unique and would fill gaps in existing services.
After liaising with several established domestic violence organisations, the formal process of establishing Beyond DV as a charity was commenced.
In October 2017 Beyond DV Ltd was registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee. In December 2017, Beyond DV Ltd was registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission with Public Benevolent Institution status and in January 2018, the charity was granted Deductible Gift Receipt status by the Australian Taxation Office.
The symbol used in Beyond DV's logo is “Sankofa”, which is an Adinkra symbol from Ghana, West Africa.
The meaning of "Sankofa" beautifully summarises what our organisation empowers our clients to do...
"We should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.
Whatever we have lost, forgotten, foregone, or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated."
How Can You Help?
Beyond DV a number of ways that businesses and individuals can help us provide these life changing service programs to the survivors.