7 Mar 2019
On Wednesday 6 March, Mercy Community held a Queensland Women’s Week event at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery. The event, called ‘Paint a Vibrant Future,’ focussed on collaborating with stakeholders to create a future free from domestic, family, and gender-based violence. Paint a Vibrant Future was held amongst the beautiful Batik artwork of Heda Bailey’s moving exhibit, Behind the Brain.
The theme for Queensland Women’s Week 2019 is ‘Invest in women. Invest in the future.’ Mercy Community has already committed many resources to supporting those who have been involved in domestic violence situations, and we are growing our programs and services further in 2019.
Putting an end to gender-based violence is something Mercy Community is extremely passionate about. We strive to support people in need in our communities, and empower them to create a truly ‘vibrant’ life for themselves. Domestic violence has been prevalent for far too long, and will require a multi-faceted solution that involves many individuals, many organisations, many communities, and many hearts. Mercy Community pledges to be one of those organisations, and we hope we can count on the support of others to help us achieve this.
Left: Kym Langill, Heda Bailey, and MC Board Member Lynn Smart Right: Moreton Bay Division 1 Councillor Brooke Savige, Heda Bailey, and Kym Langill