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Since 2006 Impact has been making a difference to Victorian women and children fleeing extreme violence at home. Through our activities we provide badly needed essentials together with the knowledge that someone cares.

From a friend’s living room of our founder Kathy Kaplan OAM to a volunteer-operated organisation with thousands of volunteers, Impact  supports thousands of women at their most difficult of times.

How we make an impact

Bags of Love

A gift at their lowest moment – essentials, toiletries, make-up, gifts and the knowledge that someone cares.


Impact run a variety of programs which support the wellbeing and safety of women.

Volunteer & Events

Impact offers many volunteering opportunities during the year for family, friends and colleagues. You can also arrange a presentation from Impact for your business or community.

One woman is killed every week by a current or former partner in Australia and 1 in 3 women will experience some form of physical abuse in their lives. But escaping from these dire situations isn’t a simple decision.

Children in the home and financial dependence are but two reasons that make leaving seem impossible. When women do make that difficult choice, without external support they can find themselves alone and on the streets.

How you can help


Just $225 will provide a Bag of Love
to a woman in need.
All donations welcome!
Donations greater than $2 are tax-deductible.


Join our hundres of volunteers wrapping, packing and delivering our Bags of Love

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Bags of Love

Carefully curated bags for women in need.

Bags of Love are designed to provide comfort, support  and essential items to women who are on their journey towards healing and recovery after experiencing domestic violence.

In the past 12 months Impact has had…


Bags of Love delivered




Volunteering hours