Community consultation resulted in the need for a domestic violence support and advisory service, particular in the Cessnock Coalfields and Lower Hunter areas. The Hunter Domestic Violence Support & Advisory Services Inc. was established with the view to obtain funding, grants and donations, so the needs of the area can be met.
A letter of request for Governmental Grants, assistance and donations will be sent to most politicians, business house, clubs, service clubs and other interested parties.
The association, through research has identified an urgent need in the Cessock Coalfields area, for preventative action to be taken in the area of domestic violence. HDVSAS will support and assist persons who are experiencing trauma in their lives as a result of domestic violence. HDVSAS will provide a non-judgemental holistic environment in consumer friendly and safe premises.
Our mission is to help men, women & children through their trauma in a caring, beneficial and constructive manner. To do this will run self help groups, such as education (domestic violence is not acceptable), self esteem programs and Phoenix groups, (the agencies goal is to assist the consumer to become strong and independent, which means the agency does not take over the situation, but assist the consumer in helping themselves), we will advocate in all areas by working in partnership with other agencies and assist in the navigation of the judicial structure. In doing this the consumer should be able to live in a violence free and safe environment, which hopefully will empower them to attain their full potential in life.