Starick House – RADV 2017 Afternoon Tea

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Leanne Barron, CEO, and staff from the Starick’s refuges and outreach services, hosted an Afternoon Tea at Starick House to thank riders and support crew for their efforts to raise funds and community awareness about domestic violence during the recent ride.  Attendees at this event was given a tour of the refuge and insight into life for the women and their children who live at the refuge after fleeing situations of domestic violence and homelessness. 

The services and support at the Starick’s refuges not only provide safe and secure accommodation, but work alongside the women and children to support their resilience and independence to live a life without fear of domestic violence.   

CMFEU Members raised $10,000 for the Ride Against Domestic Violence 2017 – We say THANK YOU!

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Starick Services was one of the recipients of the funds raised by the CMFEU members during their recent Ride Against Domestic Violence (RADV 2017).  We would like to give a huge shout out and thanks in particular to the four amazing rider representatives: Kevin Sneddon, Andy Otter, Zyonimir Mikulic and Meredith Hammat. The cheque for $10 000 was handed over at the new Perth Stadium, which is still under construction. 

The Hon Roger Cooke MLA, Acting Premier, Dr Tony Buti MLA-Member for Armadale; The Hon Michelle Roberts MLA-Minister for Police - Road Safety; Mick Buchan – Secretary of the CFMEU; Meredith Hammat – Secretary of Unions WA, all expressed heartfelt words of appreciation to the riders as well as to organisations such as Starick Services and Zonta Refuge for their contribution in making a difference in the community.

Starick CEO Leanne Barron, CEO of Starick Services addressed the attendees and expressed her thanks to the riders for their incredible efforts, on behalf of Starick Services and Zonta House, which was represented by CEO, Kelder Opperman.

We would also like to thank Debbie Vlam for arranging this event and for acknowledging the refuges at Starick, Zonta House, Pat Thomas House, South West Refuge and Tuart House (Communicare).  It is our purpose to provide safe refuge and support services for women and children, who are victims of domestic violence and to continue to raise awareness about this cause.


A huge shout-out and thanks to the City of Belmont, for their generous support through its Community Contribution Fund grant, as well as to Cathy Oosthuizen and her team at Bunnings Belmont, who provided us with new shop fittings and the (wo)manpower to put them up. The Starick Op Shop has re-opened and is bursting with a great selection of clothes, shoes, blankets, baby goods, toys and so much more.  You are most welcome to come and browse or make some inexpensive purchases as there is much to choose from.  The Starick Op Shop operates from a Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00am to 3.00pm.

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Ascot Rotary car pic for website

Ascot Rotary Club President Mike Bermann visited our office recently to hand over the keys to a brand new Toyota Yaris, the first of two vehicles donated to Starick by Ascot Rotary.

Both Vehicles are being used by our staff to deliver Starick's newest outreach program, "Safe at Home".

This involves visiting women in their homes after a reported incident of domestic violence and assisting them to enhance safety, through practical security measures and other forms of support.