Chayah Australia has been created for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and has three main focuses: awareness, information, and services. Life after assault, for so many victims, is incredibly overwhelming. Without resources, lasting trauma repeatedly victimises survivors, an unnecessary burden on top of the experience of assault. This neglect of victims must change.
This launch event is to officially begin Chayah, inform the local community about its purpose, establish the service in the community, and definitely kick off something that will genuinely improve the lives of survivors.
Every person who has been a victim or assault or domestic violence can access Chayah with the knowledge that they will be in a safe and supportive environment. Chayah isn’t here to reinvent the wheel, and was specifically created based on the needs which are not currently being met. Through growth, victims will learn they should not aim to simply survive, but to thrive; to truly live life to the fullest as they deserve.
Anyone affected can connect with others who understand their struggle, air their problems and gain help, and take part in regularly scheduled survivor support groups. As studies have confirmed, nothing is more important than solidarity and support as this removes the stigma and isolation that so often plagues victims. In a monitored, supportive, encouraging sphere, survivors can move forward and blossom in the wake of trauma.
Your presence, support, and involvement in the launch event would be greatly appreciated!