What women say……………………

“Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to staff of the DV Network and staff of Ruth’s Women Shelter”

The staff were friendly and supportive in all the decisions I made. I am so appreciative of their support and understanding. I feel I am ready to¬†experience¬†life in Australia again”

“The staff and the other residents helped me so much. The staff have developed an excellent culture of respect, tolerance and fairness as well as a friendly compassionate environment.”

“When I arrived I was despairing of the future, highly anxious and lost – I feel so much more confident now.”

” Couldn’t believe that their were other women and children in a situation like mine, knowing we were safe”

” I stayed for 2 weeks and the support I received. the confidence to say what I felt – I will never look back.”

” Listening to my problems, understanding how I feel and assisting me immediately with my doubts. I found my stay very helpful and professional”

” I never knew this kind of service existed. I think there are other ladies who don’t know also and are too scared to come out. I thank you for allowing me to help myself”

” It was a good place to regroup start to put some things behind me + move towards”

” It is the little significant things that make a difference”

” The people in charge were very friendly and non judgmental, explained everything and showed me around”

” Thanks for all your support”

What things did you find difficult during your stay at the shelter?

– ” Loneliness / isolation from family and familiar things”

– ” Nothing really, just worried about finding a place of my own”

This is a clean and pleasant refuge, it was good to regroup and start to put some things behind me and move forward.


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