CREATING A BETTER, SAFER WORLD
STARTS WITH BUILDING STRONGER HUMAN CONNECTIONS
StandbyU Foundation is a charity that exists to connect people in need to those who care. We all go through hard times, but when we are mistreated or abused, life can be rough. This is when we need our close connections, our friends and family, the most.
But, asking for help is tough. Especially when we feel conflicted or alone. That’s why it’s important we all stay connected to those we care about, so we can spot the signs and help each other find brighter days ahead without fear or judgement.
This is the world we want to live in.
And we can’t build it alone.
We are grateful to have a wonderful network of community partners we work with. Together, we help people affected by domestic abuse reach out to friends and family, share their story and make an action plan that puts them in control.
If you feel afraid, it's important you’re not on your own. That's why we also provide smart, simple-to-use wearable devices to keep people connected at critical moments.
It’s these vital connections that change lives.
Ever since having the watch, my 8 year old is happier. She is not scared anymore and can go outside now. Since having her safety watch, she has learnt to swim and ride a bike.
WITH YOUR HELP
WE'VE SHARED 600 SAFETY DEVICES TO CONNECT 5,000 PEOPLE AROUND AUSTRALIA
We have been able to do things that we need to do without completely feeling vulnerable and unsafe, like even going to the supermarket.
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
We wouldn’t be where we are today without our Executive Team. Every member brings their own unique experience to shape and deliver our vision, and build connections to grow our impact.
Chris is our Founder and chief visionary. He has been protecting children and helping families in need for over 25 years. Chris has been internationally recognised for his passion and expertise.
Ian is a purposeful business leader who knows how to get results. A seasoned CEO and connections guru, he is highly experienced in customer-centred digital delivery and people leadership.
Charlie is a rare industry technologist who is able to see through the maze and clutter of enterprise, government and business environments to deliver the most ambitious vision.
Julian is a proven business ownership and operations leader. He has two decades' worth of success growing companies, and is passionate about using his skills to enrich communities.
Brett brings over 20 years’ experience in business leadership and executive roles. He works closely with Government agencies to plan and implement innovative technology solutions.
Kyla is a Senior Associate Lawyer and passionate advocate for children and women. This combination makes her a powerful force when it comes to solving complex social issues.
Rona is the Executive Strategic People & Culture Manager for Brisbane City Council and brings a human and innovative approach to tackling the future of work and organisational change.
Phil has worked within Indigenous affairs across the Government and corporate sector for 15 years. He is the Director and CEO of MURAconnect, an innovative Indigenous-owned business.
THE VALUES THAT CONNECT US
We only work with like-minded people and partners who share our values. They remind us what it means to truly 'stand by' those in need.
PUT PEOPLE FIRST
We always start with what’s best for the person we’re helping. Everything we do is focused around one goal: to help them enjoy a better life.
Hope gives us something to fight for - it creates the promise of a better future. We always bring hope and optimism to every situation.
SHOW UP FULLY
We care about how people feel
and understand that feeling safe is the true measure of being safe. We make their needs our own.
PUSH FOR BETTER
We never settle. We are always pushing for better ways of doing things. Better solutions, better collaborations and better outcomes.
BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
Nothing is more powerful than people helping people. When we are close to others, we are happier and stronger. We achieve more together.
DELIVER REAL CHANGE
We believe actions speak louder than words. Every day we are driven to deliver real, life-changing moments for those in need.
OUR CONNECTED COMMUNITY PARTNERS
People helping people is what's at the heart of our mission. A key part of this is working with organisations and groups in the community.
We work closely with local Councils to bring together community groups and institutions, domestic abuse service providers and locally-invested corporate brands. Together, we find new ways to build connections between people in the community and reduce incidence of isolation and domestic abuse.