THE DAISY CENTRE

Symbolic of hope and new beginnings, the Daisy Centre provides services to women experiencing domestic and family violence. It is a physical and virtual, safe place providing tailored services meeting the individual needs of clients at their level of comfort.

Operated by Mary’s House Services, the Daisy Centre is  supported by the generosity of the community and to date is the only domestic violence service in NSW where clients can access continuous support while they navigate options before, during and after escaping a domestic violence situation.

SUPPORTING MORE WOMEN

Many women experiencing domestic violence do not know how to escape. The Daisy Centre, is the ideal starting point. Women can come for information and advice, attend psychoeducational programs, or simply use a phone or computer in private.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The Daisy Centre is staffed by qualified social workers who are experienced working in the area of domestic violence and who work alongside women and support them to make their own choices. By providing information and advice, they help clients regain their own agency (often taken away by their abuser) and understand the likely or possible implications and consequences of their decisions. Caseworkers refer clients to legal, financial and other professional services as needed and work with them to develop a safety plan. Daisy Centre staff are here to support women as they navigate through any or all stages of the journey out of an abusive relationship to live safely, free of violence and abuse.

A piece created in the Art Therapy class

DAISY CENTRE GROUPS  |  Term 1 2023

The Daisy Centre facilitates a wide range of classes and clinics for women impacted by domestic abuse and violence. These classes are designed to provide women with on-going psychological support and help to move on and rebuild confidence and self-esteem after they have moved on.

Reflect and Restore

14 February – 28 March 2023  |  11am – 1.30pm

This 7 week program provides women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse, a safe and friendly space to reflect on their experiences and begin to plan their path forward. Incorporated into the program are mindfulness exercises, art therapy and drumming.

To register, please call 1800 002 111

Connect

6 February – 27 March 2023  |  9.30am – 10.30am

This 8 week program which combines exercise-based physiotherapy with trauma sensitive principles offers a rare opportunity for women living with complex trauma to realise a greater healing in their lives.

To register please go to: Connect_DC

Art Therapy

Mondays 6 February – 13 March |  11am – 1pm

OR Wednesdays 8 February – 15 March  |  11.30am – 1.30pm

A 6 week creative art therapy group for women who have been impacted by the trauma of domestic abuse. No art experience required!

To register please go to: ArtTherapy_DC

Restorative Yoga

8 February – 15 March  |  10am – 11am

A 6 week program of restorative yoga where participants will be able to learn to relax the body and still the busy mind.

To register please go to: Restorative Yoga_DC

Financial Wellbeing

9 March  |  10am – 11.30am

A 90 minute workshop designed for women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse, to recognise and respond to financial  abuse, empowering them to take control of their future.

To register please go to: Financial Wellbeing_DC

Monthly Morning Teas

17 February AND 17 March  |  9.30am – 11am

An opportunity to meet and connect with others on a very casual basis. Children welcome, but childminding not provided.

To register please go to: Morning Teas_DC

If you are in danger, call 000.

For for domestic violence counselling, advice, referral  and crisis accommodation, please call the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.