On Friday 10 December, International Human Rights Day, Mara Pirni Healing Place – HOPE’s Family and Domestic Violence Hub in Kalgoorlie celebrated its first birthday. Friday was also the last day of the “16 days in WA” campaign to end violence, so the party was all things orange in theme. The Mara Pirni team – led by HOPE CEO Merinda March, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer Helen Mitchell and HOPE Goldfields General Manager Chelsea Hunter, Mara Pirni Centre Manager Sarah Nickson and Men’s Coordinator Stephen Morrison provides an incredible service to the local Goldfields community, supporting women and men to turn their lives around and to say no to family and domestic violence.
Thank you to everyone who attended, including Ms Ali Kent, MLA, who attended on behalf of Hon Simone McGurk MLA and Minister for Child Protection & Women’s Interests. A big thank you and shout out to all who made the event possible with their generous donations of time, products and resources including all of our fabulous staff and our community partners including Aboriginal Legal Services WA, Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni Aboriginal Corporation, One Tree Community Services, and Wanslea.