A safe home is a home that provides an alternative shelter to survivors of violence.
Tessie is a social worker and clinical manager at Family Support Centre.
She has been involved with service providers, assisting survivors of gender-based violence all her working life.
“We see that a lot of survivors (in safe homes) stay longer than the two weeks. And while they are there, my belief is that counselling must still continue,” she said.
She furthers that it is important to get to know how they feel and help plan ahead.