Restoring Hope was established in 2014 to meet a critical gap in the support of children and young people who have been impacted by sexual abuse. This gap was at the start of the recovery process. Professional services and support is required to help the early and chronic trauma suffered by children and young people. They need goods, services and funds to meet the massive need in our community – A need that should motivate us all to rise to the challenge of helping – any way we can.

At Restoring Hope, our mission is to make sure that every child or young person affected by sexual abuse can access high quality professional service and support to help them regain hope and begin their healing process.

KIM ELZAIBAK

As part of her own recovery from childhood sexual abuse, Kim has many years’ experience working with different therapists, as well as the Centre for Sexual Assault… READ MORE

TINA VERCILLO

Tina has joined the board with an extensive background in administration, leading up a team at a large university in Melbourne over the past 13 years… READ MORE

DAYNA RUSSELL

Dayna Russell comes to us from a long career in Finance, Administration and Management. Dayna brings a vast range of experience that we welcome on the board… READ MORE

BOBBY TAWIL

Bobby Tawil Bobby joins us with extensive experience including over 15 years as a financial controller, tax consultant and running a home based practice and business directorship… READ MORE

NEVINE KHALIFA

With more than 19 years’ experience in the higher education sector and a specialisation in recruitment and selection, central student administration and Faculty… READ MORE

JAKUB WOLANSKI

Jakub was a happy go lucky kind of a kid who loved to hang around with his mates and play sports. That was till one evening when Jakub was about 20 years old… READ MORE

MICHELLE GARDINER

Michelle Gardiner is a Social Worker, facilitator, advocate and writer with nine years work experience in the Victorian Child Protection… READ MORE

HENRY STEPHENS

Henry has been involved in the finance industry for over 30 years in various roles including banking, funds management, asset consulting and investments.  He holds an… READ MORE