15 years of advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope
Silent Supporter Wear
Silent Supporterwear was established in 2004 in SYDNEY SOUTH (originally named the Australia Centre for Domestic Violence).
Why we provide our service
Before the Silent Supporter Wear was operational, the Police and victims faced two problems when using local firms of solicitors to obtain orders. Generally, solicitors were only willing to accept clients that were either eligible for public funding or clients who could afford to pay privately, thus leaving all those people ‘not eligible’ with no unprotected.
The other main issue was that solicitors were taking between two days and two months to get the client into court and obtain the order.
We were convinced that victims of domestic violence could be daunted by the vast amount of various legal agencies offering to assist. We saw the need for a one-stop-shop where the concerns of those in an abusive situation could be addressed in their language and on their terms. Furthermore, this streamlined service, could and should be free and accessible to everybody.
Our Aim: Protection for All, Now
Everyone has the right to live free of violence.
Under the leadership and vision of founder for more than 30 years, Silent Supporter Wear has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.
Share Your Story
Your story can inspire people who are suffering from domestic violence.
The Silent Supporter Wearhas collected stories from survivors across the nation who have given their permission to share them here.
Click on the video below to read each survivor’s story.
This speech has been viewed over 50 million times and the aftermath of her assault. Emma is now focusing on the positive impact these developments have had in her life. After one such incident, she decided to take to social media, where she posted a vulnerable video of herself telling the world about the abuse, deceit, lies and betrayal she was going through. In doing so, she consciously turned the terror of being a victim into a positive situation, refusing to let domestic violence diminish or define her as a person. To date, that video has been viewed over 50 million times worldwide.
Address:71 Ocean Street, SYDNEY SOUTH, New South Wales 2000
Silent Supporter Wear Line: 1900 654 321