The Voice For The Voiceless
To Bridge The Gap
About There Is Hope:
This 14-day reflective workbook is a free resource to support women who have experienced domestic violence and have decided to escape this injustice for themselves.
Developed by Danielle McCormick a domestic violence survivor who is now on the Healthy Relationships Strategy Group and other committees helping to bring insight from a survivor’s viewpoint.
The resources is written based on real-life experience, with step by step practical elements to empower women on their journey. The language used has been personalized to women from all walks of life in a clear and simple conversational format.
Plans for Distribution
Danielle’s intention is to volunteer her time to meet with organizations and provide ‘There is Hope’ as a free resource. Her desire is to make this tool accessible for all those who need it and therefore have it placed in locations where it can be readily picked up and taken home.
This includes women’s refuges, Domestic Violence organizations, councils, Maternal Child and Health Nurse Facilities, Department for Child Protection, Communicare and other counseling organizations, Family Violence WA Police Force, Magistrates courts and similar appropriate organizations abroad.
Danielle McCormick is a survivor of family domestic violence (FDV), who took her two sons into hiding, fearing for their lives. Heartbreakingly, her eldest son was so traumatized it caused him to become violent and was sent into foster care to seek distance from the triggers and memories.
Danielle’s passion to give hope to other survivors and bridge the gap between people, government policy and FDV led her to study community services. She is currently employed as a support worker at a women’s prison in WA helping in a program designed for mothers and children to regain their bond.
The 14-day reflection was developed for women who have fled domestic violence with/ without their children and are seeking to rebuild their lives. The short, yet insightful and practical tool is a resource that Danielle hopes will help others in a very sensitive and crucial point in their lives to move forward.
Danielle is also a guest speaker who has shared her story in a series of FDV advocate groups and only recently stood alongside the Minister for the Prevention of Family Domestic Violence and the WA Ombudsman to share in a video presentation for National Day of Remembrance – Candle Lighting Vigil 2020.
SISTERS OF HOPE
Sisters of Hope is a place where survivors can come together without judgement but understanding from others in similar situations. It is a safe haven where they will be accepted and have a place to belong as they make new connections and friendships along their journey.
Consultancy & Advocacy
Sharing from personal experiences and understanding from a survivors point of view. Our goal is to be a voice to the voiceless and bridge the gap for the women and their children experiencing domestic violence. Insight and feedback from survivors are essential to moving towards real change in our community. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
One Step at a Time
At There Is Hope, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We have established Sisters of Hope as a survivor only group for a community of women to share their journey with one another. Encouragement without the judgement is the environment we strive to achieve together.
Confidence in yourself, is found on the journey of discovery of your true identity