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Full Stop Foundation

Contact

Name: Susan Johnston

Position: Relationships Manager

Email: info@fullstopfoundation.org.au

Address

PO Box 555

Drummoyne

Sydney 2047

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Our Mission / Objective

The Full Stop Foundation is about stopping sexual assault and domestic violence – Full Stop.

The Foundation works in innovative ways to engage and empower the Australian community to prevent this violence. It also supports those who have experienced such violence to achieve recovery.

Vision: A society in which sexual assault and domestic violence no longer exist.

Mission: The Full Stop Foundation will:

  • Drive change to create a society where sexual assault and domestic violence are no longer tolerated.
  • Promote the rights of anyone who has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence to access high quality care and support in their recovery.

Objectives:

The Full Stop Foundation will:

  • Lead in the prevention of sexual assault or domestic violence in Australia through innovative and results driven programs.
  • Resource the work of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia in their support of those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters.
  • Implement initiatives to raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault and domestic violence in Australia

Our Services

The Full Stop Foundation resources the expansion of leading trauma specialist support services for those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence provided by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia.

The Foundation also supports the development of innovative programs which seek to prevent this violence from happening.

Our Beneficiaries

The programs and services funded by the Full Stop Foundation directly benefit those who have experienced and those who have perpetrated sexual assault or domestic violence.

Indirectly this work benefits children, families and workplaces and communities of these direct beneficiaries.

Projects in Progress

1. Answer every call for help – Extension of existing counselling services

Last year, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia managed nearly 60,000 contacts via phone, online and face to face, from over 16,000 individuals, who had been impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence. Every 8 minutes day and night, every day of the year we answered a call for help.

In addition to this, a further 28,542 attempts to access help from our counsellors went unanswered, because our staff were already engaged with other clients. For clients contacting for the first time not being able to speak to a counsellor or being asked to leave a message or wait on hold can be very distressing. We hope they will ring back but we cannever be sure.

We have a clear obligation to secure additional counselling resources to ensure all calls are answered.

The trauma impacts of childhood sexual assault can be devastating. Rape & Domestic

Violence Services Australia provides medium to long term trauma counselling from Women’s Health centres across NSW for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood.

Our vision is to extend this service across Australia to provide timely and appropriate face to face counselling for those who have the courage to address issues from their past.

2. Support women who are already taking a stand against violence – “Hey Sis”, the Aboriginal Women’s Sexual Assault Network

“Hey Sis” – the Aboriginal Women’s Sexual Assault Network was established because of considerable concern at the high level of sexual assault experienced by Aboriginal women and children, via a recognition of the significant vicarious trauma impacts on the Aboriginal women who were supporting those affected by sexual violence.

Many Aboriginal women, often working in isolation, are supporting others in their community who have experienced sexual violence. This work can sometimes place them in opposition to others in the community and many of the women doing this work operate with limited skills development opportunities and resource systems.

“Hey Sis” seeks to support, network and resource these Aboriginal women – the program empowers women to become agents of social change, a model that works the world over.

“Hey Sis” does not seek to impose ‘white’ systems onto Aboriginal communities. It is Aboriginal communities led by Aboriginal women who will make their communities safe places for Aboriginal women and children. Over 150 Aboriginal women have already joined the “Hey Sis” network.

“Hey Sis” requires ongoing funding to continue the constructive yarning, professional development, networking and support for Aboriginal women who are working to reduce the rates of sexual assault against women and children.

3. Change violent behaviours – Men’s Behaviour Change program

This innovative and strategic community based secondary prevention program makes counselling available for any man who fears he may use or who has used, violence in his relationship. By working with men to stop violent behaviours, we can stop their future partners from experiencing the trauma of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Currently this program is being developed and trialled with the support of external partners.

When the effectiveness of the program can be demonstrated, it will be available for companies who are seeking to be part of the solution to the violent behaviour of their employees.

4. Assist those organisations committed to ending gender inequality to develop strong workplace policies and training for staff

The annual cost to Australian business of domestic violence will be $609 million by 2021.

Preventing gender based violence requires participation from all sections of our community.

Workplaces can make a real difference. Australian business can take a leading role by executing a robust response that is supported by organisational policy, driven by organisational leaders, and executed appropriately – not just left to chance.

By leading in the reduction of sexual assault and domestic violence, business will also reduce workplace sexual harassment and homophobia.

The Full Stop Foundation has considerable expertise in prevention, cultural change and training. Our suite of training programs, developed in consultation with business are designed to assist organisations to actively support women, and build a culture of respect.

Our People

Names of Board Members

Nina Funnell, Anne Knight, Phillippa Dimakis, Eloise Howse, Karen Willis, Lynn Chang, Kelli Frederiks

Registration Information

ABN

37 731 988 335

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Including a gift to the Full Stop Foundation in your will is a lasting reflection of your values, and will enable you to continue making a positive, contribution to supporting people who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.

If you would like to consider making a gift please find below information and suggested wording.

Types of gifts

Gifts included in wills can take the form of:

  • the residue of the estate
  • a percentage of the estate
  • a specific amount of money
  • a life insurance or superannuation policy
  • assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery
  • an investment in perpetuity.

 

Suggested wording for your Will

You may find the following useful. However, it is important to see your Will advisor.

“I GIVE, FREE OF ALL DUTIES AND TAXES

the whole of my estate, or

______% of my estate, or

the residue of my estate (or ___% of the residue of my estate), or

the sum of $ _______, or

my units/shares in ___________________ Trust/Ltd, or

my real property situated at [insert street address] having the title reference _________________,

to Full Stop Foundation Inc, ABN 37 731 988 335
PO Box 555, DRUMMOYNE NSW 1470.

The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of is an absolute discharge to my executor.”

General Donations

You can help to stop sexual assault and domestic violence, while supporting services that assist those impacted by this violence in their recovery, by making a donation to the Full Stop Foundation.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible, and are accepted by post, phone or online via: cheque/money order, direct deposit/EFT, and credit card.

Post
To make a donation by post, please complete the donation form and send credit card details, cheques or money orders made out to Full Stop Foundation, to:
Relationship Manager
Full Stop Foundation
PO Box 555
Drummoyne NSW 1470

 

Online

To make a secure donation online, please visit the Full Stop Foundation website (www.fullstopfoundation.org.au) and click on the ‘Donate’ button on any page.

 

Phone

To make a donation over the phone using a credit card, please call the team at: 02 8585 0333.

Other support

There are many other ways you can support Full Stop Foundation. Visit the Foundation’s website (www.fullstopfoundation.org.au) or phone the Relationship Manager (02 8585 0346) to explore how you can help through your foundation, workplace, by fundraising for us, by attending an Full Stop event, or supporting organisations that are raising funds for the Foundation.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Unfortunately Full Stop Foundation does not have a volunteer program.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Full Stop Foundation is about stopping sexual assault and domestic violence – Full Stop.

The Foundation works in innovative ways to engage and empower the Australian community to prevent this violence. It also supports those who have experienced such violence to achieve recovery.

Vision: A society in which sexual assault and domestic violence no longer exist.

Mission: The Full Stop Foundation will:

  • Drive change to create a society where sexual assault and domestic violence are no longer tolerated.
  • Promote the rights of anyone who has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence to access high quality care and support in their recovery.

Objectives:

The Full Stop Foundation will:

  • Lead in the prevention of sexual assault or domestic violence in Australia through innovative and results driven programs.
  • Resource the work of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia in their support of those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters.
  • Implement initiatives to raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault and domestic violence in Australia

Our Services

The Full Stop Foundation resources the expansion of leading trauma specialist support services for those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence provided by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia.

The Foundation also supports the development of innovative programs which seek to prevent this violence from happening.

Our Beneficiaries

The programs and services funded by the Full Stop Foundation directly benefit those who have experienced and those who have perpetrated sexual assault or domestic violence.

Indirectly this work benefits children, families and workplaces and communities of these direct beneficiaries.

Projects in Progress

1. Answer every call for help – Extension of existing counselling services

Last year, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia managed nearly 60,000 contacts via phone, online and face to face, from over 16,000 individuals, who had been impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence. Every 8 minutes day and night, every day of the year we answered a call for help.

In addition to this, a further 28,542 attempts to access help from our counsellors went unanswered, because our staff were already engaged with other clients. For clients contacting for the first time not being able to speak to a counsellor or being asked to leave a message or wait on hold can be very distressing. We hope they will ring back but we cannever be sure.

We have a clear obligation to secure additional counselling resources to ensure all calls are answered.

The trauma impacts of childhood sexual assault can be devastating. Rape & Domestic

Violence Services Australia provides medium to long term trauma counselling from Women’s Health centres across NSW for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood.

Our vision is to extend this service across Australia to provide timely and appropriate face to face counselling for those who have the courage to address issues from their past.

2. Support women who are already taking a stand against violence – “Hey Sis”, the Aboriginal Women’s Sexual Assault Network

“Hey Sis” – the Aboriginal Women’s Sexual Assault Network was established because of considerable concern at the high level of sexual assault experienced by Aboriginal women and children, via a recognition of the significant vicarious trauma impacts on the Aboriginal women who were supporting those affected by sexual violence.

Many Aboriginal women, often working in isolation, are supporting others in their community who have experienced sexual violence. This work can sometimes place them in opposition to others in the community and many of the women doing this work operate with limited skills development opportunities and resource systems.

“Hey Sis” seeks to support, network and resource these Aboriginal women – the program empowers women to become agents of social change, a model that works the world over.

“Hey Sis” does not seek to impose ‘white’ systems onto Aboriginal communities. It is Aboriginal communities led by Aboriginal women who will make their communities safe places for Aboriginal women and children. Over 150 Aboriginal women have already joined the “Hey Sis” network.

“Hey Sis” requires ongoing funding to continue the constructive yarning, professional development, networking and support for Aboriginal women who are working to reduce the rates of sexual assault against women and children.

3. Change violent behaviours – Men’s Behaviour Change program

This innovative and strategic community based secondary prevention program makes counselling available for any man who fears he may use or who has used, violence in his relationship. By working with men to stop violent behaviours, we can stop their future partners from experiencing the trauma of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Currently this program is being developed and trialled with the support of external partners.

When the effectiveness of the program can be demonstrated, it will be available for companies who are seeking to be part of the solution to the violent behaviour of their employees.

4. Assist those organisations committed to ending gender inequality to develop strong workplace policies and training for staff

The annual cost to Australian business of domestic violence will be $609 million by 2021.

Preventing gender based violence requires participation from all sections of our community.

Workplaces can make a real difference. Australian business can take a leading role by executing a robust response that is supported by organisational policy, driven by organisational leaders, and executed appropriately – not just left to chance.

By leading in the reduction of sexual assault and domestic violence, business will also reduce workplace sexual harassment and homophobia.

The Full Stop Foundation has considerable expertise in prevention, cultural change and training. Our suite of training programs, developed in consultation with business are designed to assist organisations to actively support women, and build a culture of respect.

Our People

Names of Board Members

Nina Funnell, Anne Knight, Phillippa Dimakis, Eloise Howse, Karen Willis, Lynn Chang, Kelli Frederiks

Registration Information

ABN

37 731 988 335

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Including a gift to the Full Stop Foundation in your will is a lasting reflection of your values, and will enable you to continue making a positive, contribution to supporting people who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.

If you would like to consider making a gift please find below information and suggested wording.

Types of gifts

Gifts included in wills can take the form of:

  • the residue of the estate
  • a percentage of the estate
  • a specific amount of money
  • a life insurance or superannuation policy
  • assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery
  • an investment in perpetuity.

 

Suggested wording for your Will

You may find the following useful. However, it is important to see your Will advisor.

“I GIVE, FREE OF ALL DUTIES AND TAXES

the whole of my estate, or

______% of my estate, or

the residue of my estate (or ___% of the residue of my estate), or

the sum of $ _______, or

my units/shares in ___________________ Trust/Ltd, or

my real property situated at [insert street address] having the title reference _________________,

to Full Stop Foundation Inc, ABN 37 731 988 335
PO Box 555, DRUMMOYNE NSW 1470.

The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of is an absolute discharge to my executor.”

General Donations

You can help to stop sexual assault and domestic violence, while supporting services that assist those impacted by this violence in their recovery, by making a donation to the Full Stop Foundation.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible, and are accepted by post, phone or online via: cheque/money order, direct deposit/EFT, and credit card.

Post
To make a donation by post, please complete the donation form and send credit card details, cheques or money orders made out to Full Stop Foundation, to:
Relationship Manager
Full Stop Foundation
PO Box 555
Drummoyne NSW 1470

 

Online

To make a secure donation online, please visit the Full Stop Foundation website (www.fullstopfoundation.org.au) and click on the ‘Donate’ button on any page.

 

Phone

To make a donation over the phone using a credit card, please call the team at: 02 8585 0333.

Other support

There are many other ways you can support Full Stop Foundation. Visit the Foundation’s website (www.fullstopfoundation.org.au) or phone the Relationship Manager (02 8585 0346) to explore how you can help through your foundation, workplace, by fundraising for us, by attending an Full Stop event, or supporting organisations that are raising funds for the Foundation.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Unfortunately Full Stop Foundation does not have a volunteer program.

Our Annual Reports

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