Safe Steps’ long-running Survivor Advocate Program is currently on hold while we take stock, reflect on the program’s many great achievements to date, and consider how best to incorporate voices of lived experience across our work moving forward. We will stay in regular contact with Survivor-Advocates throughout this process.

What is the Safe Steps Survivor Advocate Program?

The Survivor Advocate Program is an initiative designed to empower women who have a lived experience of family violence to safely and effectively share their personal stories and raise awareness of family violence with a range of community and media audiences.

Safe Steps Survivor Advocates have previously been invited to appear before parliamentary inquiries, speak at public events and give interviews to print and broadcast news publications. They are also able to speak and share stories of their personal journeys at seminars, workplaces and community events.

Survivor Advocates are from diverse backgrounds and have varied experiences of family violence – through our Survivor Advocates, Safe Steps seeks to demonstrate that family violence is different for everyone and can happen to anyone.

Click here to the read the stories of some of our Survivor Advocates.