feature continued support to zonta house expands family and domestic violence recovery programs

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Chevron Australia General Manager Human Resources Matthew Riordan, Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Hon. Sabine Winton MLA, and Zonta House Refuge Association CEO Kelda Oppermann. Photo by: Ur Media Agency


Chevron Australia has renewed its partnership with Zonta House Refuge Association, a specialist not-for-profit provider of family and domestic violence services.


The partnership will continue over the next three years and enable Zonta House to expand its recovery and prevention programs for women and their families who have experienced family and domestic violence.


Zonta House has been operating in Perth since 1984, providing supported refuge and transitional accommodation as well as essential relief and support services to women and their families. 


Chevron Australia has been proud to support Zonta House since 2020. Our longstanding partnership will be expanded to support a greater number of programs to help prevent and aid in the recovery of women, their families and the community from family and domestic violence.  


The renewed commitment will enable Zonta House to reignite its Empowerment Through Education prevention training program, continue its Future Employment Connections education to employment program and expand its supported transitional accommodation services to help women and their families to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of domestic violence.


Zonta House Refuge Association CEO Kelda Oppermann said the partnership renewable with Chevron Australia echoed the theme for this year’s 16 Days in WA campaign; Stopping Family and Domestic Violence: Play your part, calling for everyone to join the effort to end the violence.  


“We rely on the collective efforts of the community, corporations, philanthropists, and government to prioritise this critical issue and make significant investments. 

"The ongoing support from Chevron Australia and its employees is valued by Zonta House and has enabled the provision of safety, support, accommodation and employment pathways for women and their families in our community since 2020."  

Kelda Oppermann

Zonta House Chief Executive Officer


Chevron Australia General Manager Human Resources Matt Riordan joined the Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Hon. Sabine Winton MLA, in early November for the opening of Zonta House Refuge Association’s new refuge, Koort Kulaark. 


Riordan said Chevron Australia was proud to support the operation of Koort Kulaark through its renewed partnership, with funding supporting the operation of six units and two Support Coordinators to aid in the recovery, healing and reintegration of women and children. 


“Family and domestic violence does not discriminate, and we believe we have a role to play in ending the cycle of violence against women and children in the communities that we live and work in,” he said.  


Riordan said the partnership not only aligned with our commitment to being a good community partner and enabling mentally healthy and resilient communities, but also our belief that our business succeeds best when the communities in which we operate succeed too.