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Elder abuse

Elder abuse is any act within a relationship of trust which results in harm to an older person. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect. Many people do not discuss their concerns with others because of feelings of shame, fear of retaliation, the involvement of family members or fear they will be […]

Numbers of Indigenous children in state care a national disgrace, SNAICC says

The growing number of Indigenous children being put into government care is a national disgrace, a group representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families says. Figures indicate one third of children in care are from Aboriginal backgrounds, which the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) says risks creating another Stolen Generation. A […]

Addressing women’s victimisation histories in custodial settings

The profile of women in prison The rate at which women are being incarcerated in Australia has increased dramatically in the last 20 years (Baldry, 2008; Mitchell, 2005). Reviewing data collected between 1995 and 2002, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) calculated that the female imprisonment rate had more than doubled (58%) over those seven […]


The Sanctuary of Embracing Difference Ltd, is committed to providing relief in diverse ways to the following peoples:

Women at risk of domestic violence and incarceration.

Children at risk of domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples.

Elderly at risk of elder abuse, loneliness and helplessness.

Job Seekers rebuilding self esteem growing hope, addressing helplessness.

Men who perpetrate domestic violence or who are homeless.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, and Sistergirls and Brotherbois opening doors to reduce suffering emotional and physical abuse for LGBTQISB people living and working in mainstream.

These groups are high risk with  social, emotional health and education challengers.

The organisation helps these people by delivering programs that assists the individual by nurturing the growth of healthy successful individuals that in turn creates healthy successful communities.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing Programs:

“Meet the Real You”  Women’s and Men’s Retreats

  • Colour and Sound Journeying
  • Art for the Heart
  • Leadership Clinics
  • Leadership Workshops
  • Creating Healthy Menus
  • Creating a personal budget
  • Life Mapping
  • Making Good Personal Choices
  • Forward Planning
  • Discovering and Achieving Dreams/Goals
  • Growing happy, healthy, confident, successful individuals, creating happy, healthy successful communities

Leadership workshops that will:

  • increase leadership skills;
  • promote leadership and empowerment;
  • strengthen community connection;
  • support women to take up leadership roles; and supporting women in business.

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