Helping women and children in need

Simone Patterson

Founder, Manager, CEO and Social Worker of The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge.

Simone has long held a passion for helping those less fortunate, disadvantaged or disabled. To pursue this dream she completed her Bachelor of Social Work and became a Counsellor, whilst also working with a number of welfare agencies doing case management, outside home care, and myriads of other welfare work.

She and her husband Nigel purchased a property so that they could provide their own Refuge, as the issue of Domestic Violence support is dear to their hearts. They have been privately funded to this stage. Whilst the incidence of domestic violence has not abated, the number of refuges on the Gold Coast has decreased. Simone wants to increase the capacity of The Sanctuary to cater for those women and children left in the void.

She has managerial experience in the welfare field and social work. She is a business woman skilled in facilitating, crisis management and critical thinking.

Her days are often 20 hrs long. She has the responsibility for the rehabilitation of her clients, managing the Refuge as a “home”,   caring for the animals, pay accounts, complying with endless paperwork, managing meetings, fund raising, networking, negotiating legalities as well as dealing with volunteers. She demonstrates enormous amounts of energy, passion, vitality and admirable community spirit in her quest to assist some of the many victims of Domestic Violence.

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