Family violence: Crisis lines already spiking as refuges gear up for holidays

Family violence: Crisis lines already spiking as refuges gear up for holidays

Calls to Shine's Helpline have already started to surge as it gets closer to the festive season. Family violence spikes over December and January every year.
Victims are not only women, but statistics show that women and children are the most harmed in family harm situations.  A Shine advocate said, "Everyone that engages with our advocates expresses their relief at finally finding someone who understands and their happiness at what support we are able to provide them. They are extremely happy that they finally got around to making the call.


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