As part of the Centre for Women’s Safety and Well-being Purple Bench project, Kulungah-Myah Family Centre officially launched our own purple bench today – to honour all the victims of domestic homicide.    In Australia today one woman a week is killed at the hands of a violent partner or former partner.   The social impact of domestic abuse reverberates through the community, but many suffer in silence.   This bench honours victims, but it is only one step on our Centre’s journey towards changing this reality.

Kulungah Myah is committed to being a safe place for women to seek assistance.  We are keen to support the work of Zonta House and other direct service providers.   We are pleased to announce that Kulungah Myah will be participating in the Zonta House, 12 Days of Christmas Appeal.  We are directing all our user groups to the task of donating to this important cause.

A warm thanks is extended to all those that attended our launch:

  • Melville City Councillors Nicole Robins & Karen Wheatland
  • Anna Scott, Accommodation Services Manager, Zonta House & colleague Carambe.
  • Sharon Gillies, Community Engagement Officer, LinkWest
  • Michelle Farrall Treasurer, Kulungah Myah Family Centre
  • Rose Alden, Centre Coordinator, Kulungah Myah Family Centre
  • Nao Leslie, General Board Member, Kulungah Myah Family Centre
  • Renee Case, Chairperson, Kulungah Myah Family Centre

We give special thanks to City of Melville for their donation of the bench, and to Noel Herbert, at EMSO Maintenance for donating the installation costs.