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Path of Hope - Breaking the Intergenerational cycle of domestic and family violence originated in the Rotary Club of Perth, Rotary District 9455 in a grassroot collaboration with Salvation Army in Western Australia. The Rotarians and friends of Rotary with their connections, lead by the Rotary Club of Perth has helped to raise much needed funds, probono services and volunteers to the Salvation Army.

Rotary Path of Hope raise awareness on the global issue of family & domestic violence and is collaborating with their local communities, governments, business leaders and service providers, to drive that change in our local community to break the cycle of family and domestic violence.

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Ten years ago two friends offered to volunteer at a Salvation Army women’s safe house in Perth Western Australia and later this grew in to the Path of Hope Initiative and Rotarians came onboard, to support the Salvation Army’s work with survivors of FDV were identified and developed.  In 2013 Path of Hope was launched as a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Perth and the Salvation Army in Western Australia. The initiative has since inspired Rotary Club and local Salvation Army operators in the United States of America.   

The Salvation Army provides secure accommodation for women and women with children in a number of confidential locations throughout Australia (this includes emergency accommodation and medium-term accommodation).

Through the provision of personal support and practical assistance the Salvos aim to promote independent living, encouraging women to take control of their lives and help empower them to break the cycle of abuse through a range of workshops and living skills programs.

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