Our purpose is to support and empower women and their children who are facing family and domestic violence and/or financial abuse.
Women facing domestic abuse
One in six Australian women have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or previous partner. Almost 1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse from a current or previous partner since the age of 15 (ABS Personal Safety Survey, 2016)
Lack of economic security and financial resources is the primary reason women return to abusive relationships (Analyzing the Reasons for Returning to Abusive Partners, Herman, 2019).
Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence increases a child’s risk of developing mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties (Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence, Richards, 2011).
Yourtoolkit.com is a free web-based resource for women facing family and domestic violence. Yourtoolkit.com empowers those facing violence through the provision of education and information so that they can change their own and their children’s circumstances if they choose to do so.
The site is divided into four sections for different stages of the journey towards physical, emotional and financial wellbeing
Prepare - Make plans and manage safety
Act Now - Search support services
Rebuild - Stay safe and access financial, legal and housing support
Thrive - Financial and legal steps for tomorrow
Financial Toolbox works in partnership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, as well as family and domestic violence sector partners, ensuring our information and resources are backed by industry expertise. We are grateful to our
Financial Toolbox acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where we live and work, the Whadjuk Noongar people. We recognise their continuing connection to culture and country, pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.