URGENT HELP – WE NEED A MIRACLE – HELP SAVE LIVES FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TONIGHT
Tonight I need to let you know something… It pains me… For 2 and a half years Refuge we have been harassed, bullied and intimidated by housing Queensland threatening to close down a refuge that houses women escaping domestic violence with the children and pets. It’s actually too sad for words.
Housing executed a search warrant to prove it was a refuge. Can you believe this? I’m here helping women who have escaped from terrible conditions and this happens. Offices have jumped the fence and allegedly went up show the badges and ID to a lady staying at the refuge who had recently had a gun held her head and Russian Roulette played with a loaded weapon. This upset the client to the point where she rang me in tears saying three police officers have just jumped the fence and told me I’m going to be homeless and that she will pack my bags to leave.
Housing have turned up to do searches on several occasions in the past year since they subpoenaed us and took us to court for running a refuge. You see housing want me to be a budget accommodation which clearly on their website states refuges are exempt.
The sad part…. I have had to leave three rooms vacant for one year now losing $25,000 in rent and I cannot finish the final family unit because I now have to comply with housing Queensland rules which we do not believe that we come under housing Queensland rules. They have bullied threatened and intimidated other private refuges also.
Poor women are also missing out. We get calls for help every day – it is just so painful for everyone. Having to say no to poor women with 3 rooms available.
I’ve invested my blood, sweat and tears as well as so much money into this refuge. I’m in a state tonight and I need your help to cover my shortfall of $25,000.
The $25,000 which would have guaranteed 3 women a safe place but the $25,000 that is threatening to close my refuge as we are short these funds.
Just $5 from each of you would be amazing and get us over the line. Please also share this with your family and friends.