Rosie's Place is a place for children and young people who have been impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. Rosie's Place has been operating for 30 years in the outer western suburbs of Sydney. Predominately the Blacktown Local Government Area and surrounding areas. Rosie's Place provides therapeutic services to our clients through counselling, support, advocacy, court support, group work, and sensory play. Rosie's Place is funded by Family and Community Services, so all our services to families are free. Rosie's Place is constantly seeking external financial support from the community to expand on our therapeutic work. Over the years additional donations and grants has allowed Rosie's Place to create and self publish resources for our clients and the wider community, as well as set up a sensory play space, garden and art therapy space and pay for a therapy dog for the service. To date Rosies Place has created 22 books and 1 board game. These publications give voice to our clients stories and their continuing struggle to hang on to their connections of hope when violence has ripped it from their young lives. We believe we have a responsibility to capture those stories of our clients
to acknowledge their experiences and have their voices heard. We currently have several resources we are wanting to develop for children and young people including a protective behaviours resource, children rights card game and young mens art book. But we can only have these resources printed with the help of the community through donations.