Responsibility - Inspire - Spirit - Empower

RISE is our non-for profit initiative dedicated to providing pro bono counselling, legal advice, and support to victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic and family violence and for people experiencing grief and loss.

RISE also supports community development initiatives, programs and workshops, as well as supporting students who are pursuing formal qualifications.

Supported by a collective of highly skilled First Nations specialists, legal professionals, clinicians, research and academics who are trauma informed and hold relevant qualifications in Social Work, Law, Psychology or Human Services.



Our vision is to create a safe and inclusive space where victims and survivors, can find solace, strengths, skills and a renewed sense of empowerment and connection.


We have provided counselling and legal advice to victims and survivors ageing from 2 years to 92 years over many years through RISE; supported young women leaving domestic violence and pursuing further education, held trauma and recovery workshops, provided professional supervision supports to various individuals and agencies, and supported community initiatives such as the Central Coast Curry Cook-off 2022 and 2023, trauma informed yoga workshops and dance workshops.


Our business ethos is about giving back and this is who we are, our essence, our purpose and our identity. Who are we if we cannot give back to the people who need it most, especially when we know that our communities are not accessing mainstream service.
They come to us and people like us and we have to be there to hold that and importantly respond to this. We need help doing this. It is only through our self-determination that we can give back on our own terms and in ways that are survivor and community focussed. Giving back is the Yamurrah way”.

Rowena Lawrie | Director | Yamurrah

How you can support Rise

Download the Rise Sponsorship Packages

Please contact us if you would like to discuss how you can support or collaborate with us.

Referrals & Support

For support services including immediate help contacts, please go to our referrals and support page.

To request RISE probono support, please fill in the form below.

RISE Support Request

Use this form to request a RISE session

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