Wollongong's fight to build a one-stop centre for domestic violence survivors

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By Lisa Wachsmuth
Updated November 25 2020 - 10:32am, first published November 24 2020 - 7:12pm
Illawarra Women's Health Centre general manager Sally Stevenson urges support for a women's trauma recovery centre. Photos: Adam McLean

The Illawarra Mercury has opened a special exhibition in Wollongong, starting a campaign for an Australian-first Women's Trauma Recovery Centre to be established in the region. The exhibition of images by the Mercury's award-winning photographer Sylvia Liber of survivors of domestic and family violence will travel around the region over the next couple of months.

Domestic violence survivor Melissa Edwards knew nothing of "red flags and the cycle of domestic violence" until it was too late.

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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