2015/2016 Zonta House Annual Report

“The past twelve months have also been witness to a consolidation of our positive reputation in the sector. This can be attributed to our proactive approach to taking a leadership role and positive contribution wherever possible.’ 

Glenda Scott, Chair, Zonta House Refuge Association

The 2015/2016 Annual report is now available. A sincere thank you to Impact Communications for their generous work in designing the annual report and to Grant Thornton for hosting our Annual General Meeting last week..

Click here to read the full report. Highlights include:

  • This past financial year, 246 women accessed the crisis accommodation service, presenting due to various situations; a personal or family crisis, domestic violence and/or homelessness.
  • We were successful in our preferred supplier application with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and moving from output to outcome based funding.
  • Zonta House was awarded the WACOSS Community Excellence Award 2016 for a medium size organisation for the ongoing Positive Pathways program.
  • Under the Positive Pathways program we hosted more than 44 education workshops with almost 300 attendees, community awareness sessions to more than 1800 people, and supported Starting Over Support (SOS) to become a unique and independent charity in Western Australia from July 1 2016.
  • Working in collaboration with the new Lead 24/7 Specialist Emergency Response Service System Model and the Department for Child Protection and Family Support. The purpose of the model is to improve access to crisis accommodation and address immediate danger for women with or without children.
  • Zonta House worked with a number of individuals, community groups and corporate organisations on a selection of events, work place giving, in kind support and fundraising.

We look forward to another successful year ahead with your continued support!


Positive Pathways Mentoring Program Pilot

Thanks to the Department of the Attorney General and 100 Women, Zonta House Refuge Association is seeking to pilot a Mentoring Program for women in our services. Please see the for further information and how to apply. Applications are due by close of business Wednesday the 25th of November. Please contact Jayde Robinson-Clancy for any queries via email admin@positivepathways.org.au or phone 08 6189 2953.

Expression of Interest Mentoring Program November 2015

The Funding Network Upcoming Perth Event

We are very excited to have been selected to pitch at The Funding Network’s next event on Sept 3. TFN stages live collective-giving events in support of grassroots non-profits like us and we will be presenting our work to a room full of people interested in supporting social change. The whole evening is themed around support for Women and Girls in WA and overseas. Please register and come along to support our work via this link.   https://www.thefundingnetwork.com.au/events/upcoming-events-list/perth-thursday-3-september/

Positive Pathways Funding

Positive Pathways are the recipients of a $100,000 grant from the Estate of the Late Harry Leslie Howden Bequest Trust. This generous grant has been rewarded through the Perpetual 2015 Impact Philanthropy Application Program. We are so pleased to be a recipient of this program which supports hundreds of charities around Australia per year. This grant enables the continued delivery of Positive Pathways for the remainder of 2015 whilst we seek ongoing partnerships and alternate funding sources into the future. We greatly appreciate and would like to acknowledge the investment from the Estate of the Late Harry Leslie Howden Bequest Trust for women and their families who have experienced such trauma in their lives.

Zonta House celebrates 30th Anniversary with Pearl Cocktail Reception

On Thursday 2nd October, Zonta House Refuge Association celebrated 30 years of service to the Perth community. The cocktail reception, held at The Old Brewery to a crowd of more than 60 guests included canapés and drinks, an exclusive pearl door prize, a silent auction and superb live jazz entertainment by Cathrine Summers.

The flavour of the evening was to acknowledge and thank our supporters, suppliers, clients and stakeholders for their support over the last three decades, however we also launched our new branding and website services and gave guests an insight into some innovative projects under construction.

Zonta House Refuge Association is leading the way in holistic services for women who have experienced family and domestic violence, homelessness and any other crisis, enabling them the opportunity to make safe and sustainable life choices.

Zonta launches #Turning Point Campaign via social media

#TURNING POINT: Zonta House Refuge Association are delighted to launch our Domestic and Family Violence video awareness campaign as part of our 30th Anniversary. It’s a Turning Point for the organisation as we move into a more holistic support model for our clients.

For many years our refuge service has helped women over the age of 18 years to utilise emergency accommodation in a time of crisis. Over the years, we have observed that our clients need more long term support – ie; preventative support before needing emergency accommodation, and transitional support; for women coming out of the refuge and into their own homes and their new lives.

We believe that women feel empowered when surrounded by love, support and guidance. You can support our cause and help give women the tools they need, to find their Turning Point.

Many thanks to Western Australian Student Television for their support in the production of this video.