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You are invited to...

WRISC Family Violence Support Annual General Meeting & Celebration

Theme:  "We are all in this together"

When:  Thursday November 24, 2016

Time:  4:30pm - 6:30pm

Venue:  Centennial Wing, Room 110, Ballarat Grammar, 201 Forest St, Wendouree

               (enter via Forest St, Gate C)   Disability access

Speaker:  Kristy McKellar

Topic:  "Respectful Relationships - We are all in this together" 

Kristy McKellar is renowned in the family violence sector, both in Victoria and nationally, with an academic background ingrained in Social Science and Social Work.  Kristy was named in the top 100 Women of Influence in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 2016 Awards and further named a finalist in the 2016 Women's Agenda Leadership Awards as the Agenda Setter of the Year.

She is uniquely positioned to bring important context and insight into the debate around family violence, equality and respect as both, a professional and also as a courageous survivor of family violence. She has been able to highlight system failures and influence important decision making.

Catering:  Light refreshments and finger food will be served.  Please advise us of any dietary requirements.

RSVP:  RSVP by Friday November 18 to 03 5333 3666 or email

To view flyer with full details, click here.


WRISC Family Violence Support would like to invite friends and supporters to attend one, or more, of their upcoming events to raise much needed funds for WRISC's work in supporting women and children who are experiencing family violence in the Central Highlands Region of Victoria.

Find out more about our upcoming events here.


WRISC has a new Facebook page.  Find us here.



WRISC is currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed volunteers to fill the Reception/Administration role:

  •  1pm - 5pm shifts available
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook essential
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) required

For further information, please contact Sandra on 5333 3666, Monday - Wednesday.

WRISC is looking for volunteers who  are able to commit on a medium to long term basis.

WRISC, in collaboration with BADAC, is proud to release  series of powerful video clips

WRISC, in collaboration with BADAC (Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-op), and with the support of the Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Strategy Community Initiatives Fund, have produced a powerful series of video clips around the theme of family violence. 

These videos were developed through listening and building on stories and artwork, from both adults and children.  Some videos feature an adult's experience of family violence, and others feature a child's experience of family violence.

The videos were produced by Silverpod Productions.

Please share these clips to spread the message.

The videos can be viewed here.

One Million Stars Project

Click here to find out more about One Million Stars project in Ballarat 2015
Click here One Million Stars Website

WRISC Family Violence Support

WRISC exists to change the lives of women and children affected by family violence.

Violence (or abuse) can take many forms and includes:
  • isolating from family and friends
  • controlling access to money or how it is spent
  • name calling, belittling and putdowns
  • making all the decisions and controlling what she does
  • preventing practicing of cultural or spiritual beliefs
  • intimidation
  • making threats
  • physically harming
  • sexualised violence

We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. We know that violence of any kind denies people these rights.

WRISC helps to provide safety, support, information, advocacy, children's counselling, court support, and case management. We provide services across the Central Highlands region of Victoria, and our service is free and confidential.

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