Phoenix recognised for support of child sexual abuse survivors

Phoenix was recognised at the CSEA ceremony held last night in conjunction with the WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS) Conference, ‘Making Place’, the largest gathering of the community services sector in WA.

This award recognises a small organisation making a positive difference to individuals, families, or communities, through collaborative, innovative, or creative programs or services.

Commenting on becoming a finalist, Louise Lamont, Executive Officer of Phoenix, said, “I am delighted that the valuable work carried out by Phoenix with survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) has been recognised. We are incredibly proud of what we have been able to achieve in the past year with our innovative and unique Trauma Transformation program. It is also timely to receive this recognition now as we celebrate 40 years operating in WA.

This recognition is well deserved by our dedicated staff and Board for their incredible work which is only made possible by the support of the State Government of WA, the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), Lotterywest, and our other important supporters,” said Lamont.

Julie Woodhouse, Chair of Phoenix stated, “There will always be a need to support survivors of CSA and to break the generational cycles of abuse. Work still needs to be done to increase the level of understanding of the long-term impact of CSA on individuals, families and the whole community.”

The CSE Awards are held in partnership between WACOSS and the State Government, with the support of Lotterywest. Phoenix congratulates the winner Befriend for a well-deserved win.

Phoenix Support and Advocacy Service Inc. is a not-for-profit independent secular specialist support service, operating in WA since 1978, providing trauma-focused counselling, support and therapeutic services to survivors of intra-familial and/or extra-familial childhood sexual abuse.

Georgia Cameron, Inspire Public Relations

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