The Dorothy Rose Fund
The Dorothy Rose Fund is an initiative of Doncare and a way for individuals and organisations to make a positive contribution to the recovery of women and children following domestic violence.
The Fund aims to improve the quality of life for those in recovery, and by doing so to assist in restoring the self-esteem, mental health and confidence of those affected by family violence.
Many of these women are trying to regain their mental and/or physical health and are also living in reduced financial circumstances. They often cannot afford services or goods that most families take for granted. This fund accepts both cash and donations in-kind from generous businesses and individuals. For example, recently a hairdressing salon donated six hair styling sessions for women and children. Other donations include vouchers for goods or services, or money to provide these. The Dorothy Rose Fund distributes donated goods and services and provides small grants to assist women in recovery, or to assist them to achieve safety when they are living with abuse.
Who is Dorothy Rose?
Dorothy Rose was a real person who was born during World War 1 and died in 1972. She did not know Doncare, but Doncare knows her story. She is one of thousands of women who battled the violent and controlling behaviour of her husband. The path to safety for Dorothy and her children would have been much easier had there been for her the type of supports that are now available to abused women. For this reason, as well as to honour her courage and integrity, this fund is named after her.
Sadly, the need for a fund to support women has not decreased since Dorothy Roses’ time. Donations to this fund can be made securely through the purple ‘Donate Now’ box at the top of this page or call us on 9856 1500. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.