THERE will be a third outreach worker at Salvation Army’s Lincoln Street Outreach Centre if Path of Hope Foundation director Rebecca Tolstoy gets her way.
The Rotarian and Path of Hope founder and her team of volunteers are gearing up for the third annual Gala Ball, which has a Phantom of the Opera theme, with money raised from ticket sales and sponsorship going towards funding another outreach worker at the facility.
“The aim of the ball is to raise awareness that there is a life after family violence because a lot of focus is on the incidents and we feel there’s amazing women, men and children out there who have come through it,” Ms Tolstoy said.
“We don’t fundraise on the night because we want all our volunteers to enjoy themselves.”
Path of Hope works with Rotary and the Salvation Army to break the cycle of family and domestic violence and already funds one outreach worker at the Lincoln Street centre.
Salvation Army WA Division Public Relations secretary Warren Palmer said outreach workers worked with people within the community who had been affected by family and domestic violence.
“Our outreach workers collaborate with other agencies identifying what support is needed with a view to providing wrap around support,” Mr Palmer said.
“One of the critical functions is to provide education to the community about the issue, raising awareness and going into schools to elevate the level of conversation of the importance of respect in relationships.”
WHAT: Path of Hope Foundation Gala Gall
WHEN: Saturday, May 19 from 6.30pm
WHERE: Crown Towers