What does Liberty mean to you? Being free; the power of choice; freedom from control; the power to do as one pleases; the positive enjoyment of social, political or economic rights and privileges.
One Australian woman is murdered by her current or former partner each week, on average. 1 in 3 Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15. 1 in 4 Australian women has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner.
Liberty's vision is a safe community where women and children are empowered to achive their potential. Our mission is to lead a community and whole-of-family response to eliminate domestic and family violence and homelessness.
For 40 years, Liberty has been providing domestic violence and homelessness support in our local community. Formed in 1980 as the Hastings Women and Children's Refuge, the organisation and has since evolved and expanded to provide a wide range of services including specialist domestic violence support, housing services, support groups, men's behaviour change programs, prevention and education, and workplace training.