Domestic violence survivor highlights the need for an Illawarra Women's Trauma Recovery Centre

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By Lisa Wachsmuth
Updated March 14 2020 - 8:09am, first published March 13 2020 - 10:00am
Life of trauma: Vickie Roach has spent many of her 60 years in and out of prison - and suffering through domestic and family violence relationships. She's now an advocate for others. Pictures: Sylvia Liber

Once used by others to control and to hurt her, today Vickie Roach's long, greying hair is a symbol of her strength and resilience.

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Lisa Wachsmuth

Deputy Editor

Deputy editor and health reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, covering stories in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. For news tips email lwachsmuth@austcommunitymedia.com.au