Our camps aim to provide families who have experienced family violence with an opportunity to spend time together in a safe and engaging environment. Recognising the impact of trauma on families, and in particular on the attachment between mothers and their children these camps are a chance to strengthen relationships.
Families enjoy a few days away, taking part in camp activities, nature walks and visiting local attractions. Other activities include meeting members of Victoria Police, Welcome to Country by Aboriginal Elders, drumming, dancing, storytelling, painting and talent shows.
“In my life I have never felt so happy and safe, that nobody is watching me. When I was asleep in my room with my kids I felt so peaceful. It was like 100 days of holiday. It’s the best time and I have never been so happy. I loved the water, the beach was great”…Young 21 year old mum of two.
“I liked the Aboriginal man who came to welcome us – I saw similarities to my culture and I enjoyed the storytelling”.