For over 30 years we have been providing an expert range of services for families in Western Australia escaping and affected by family and domestic violence and abuse.
Our approach has always been to support them as they mentally and physically heal, and to empower them to be able to make their own decisions to get their lives back on track.
We have recently undergone a comprehensive planning process. The resulting strategic plan builds on our knowledge and expertise in family and domestic violence, while signalling a critical shift in our overall aims and how we work to achieve those aims. Key aspects are:
- We will be building and empowering families and communities to live free from gender-based violence. This means our work will be with all people as we provide appropriate services for a diverse range of clients and family units to break the cycle of violence.
- We will be offering an increasing number of services in violence intervention and prevention, while continuing to prioritise the provision of crisis and support services for women and children escaping and affected by family violence.
- We will be increasing our advocacy as we aim for a society free from gender-based violence.
To better reflect our new direction and intent we have made the first step on our new journey by changing our name to Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence. Click here to see our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
For further information and to view some of our recent strategic achievements, please click here.
This means, together we work on the premise that everyone connected to our agency is of equal value and has an equal voice. Our vision is at the forefront of every decision we make and will guide our legacy into the future. We are empowered, accountable and strong and have empathy without judgement
Who is Patricia Giles?
We are named after Patricia Giles AM, an Australian Senator for 12 years and an active and passionate advocate for community services and women’s rights. By strongly supporting the introduction of a refuge in her electorate, Patricia played a vital role in helping to get us up and running. We always strive to reflect her commitment, her wisdom, her insight and her courage.
Download a copy of our 2019/20 Annual Report. The abriged financial report is available here.
Our work is supported by funding from the WA Department of Communities – Child Protection and Family Support, WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Federal Department of Human Services and through the generous support of our community and corporate partners, the
WA Quilters Association and Rio Tinto.