As part of our Doing Better Together philosophy, we aim to make a difference where it counts. That’s why we were proud to be invited to join a hugely important project that offers a safe haven to vulnerable women in the community. Beyond DV is a charity founded as a result of the lived experience of supporting a loved one dealing with domestic violence. The organisation has been recognised as filling a gap in existing government services, and today supports impacted women and children as they rebuild their lives.
A Centre of Hope
After a decade long partnership with Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre near Brisbane, Centre Manager Matt Powis reached out to GH Commercial for our support of a special project called Hope Hub.
Together with Beyond DV founder Carolyn Robinson, Matt wanted to fit out a secure area in the centre, designed to offer services to victims of domestic violence. The concealed space was created to be an easily accessible environment that doesn’t draw attention to women feeling at risk.
Hope Hub enables these women to access critical support services during routine visits to the shopping centre. The hub offers private spaces with services including tailored counselling, after-crisis support and legal advice by trained coordinators with links to the Queensland Police Service.