The StandByU Foundation was founded with the purpose of keeping vulnerable individuals safe from violence. We harness the power of technology to connect indivduals to people who know their story, understand their worries and care enough to protect them.
We believe in the power of families and communities. We believe that these groups have the primary responsibility for the care and protection of their loved ones. We believe that every vulnerable person has a connection in their life that once made aware, would care enough to act to keep them safe.
The StandByU Foundation is an Australian-founded charity that harnesses the power of technology in tandem with human relationships to solve wicked, social problems. We compliment, not replicate, existing government investments by working with those services that work with those children, young people and families, enabling the safety of children and adults vulnerable to family violence, sexual abuse and exploitation.
WHAT WE DO
We keep people safe through connections
The StandbyU Foundation adopts a holistic and direct approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. Our days at StandbyU typically start with a phone call. We receive a call from a lady who needs protection.
However more often than not, a response to their call is woefully slow. The scared lady is asked, "Are you in immediate danger?" and "Have you called the police?". This lady and her five kids are terrified and in hiding. Her partner has been released from jail however because violence hasn't yet occurred the police can't respond.
At StandbyU we work to directly and immediately support the safety of this person and her children.
No delay, just meaningful and direct action!
We protect vulnerable children
Our aim is for every child to be directly connected to their support network. They are the adults in their life that can commit to providing real, reliable, timely and emotional physical support. They are their safety net and their safe place.
The research is clear. The more connected children are, the safer they are.
We stop sexual abuse
Family violence and sexual abuse share ugly origins. Predators prey on perceived vulnerability, the voiceless and those that appear isolated.
At StandbyU, we proactively help to make people less vulnerable. We activate their network of support.
It is this community of friendships and family that the make perpetrators feel challenged and denied of power.
We prevent domestic violence
We ensure that every adult vulnerable to family violence is directly connected to their support network.
They are the adults in their life that can commit to providing real, reliable, timely and emotional physical support. They are their safety net and their safe place.
The research is clear. The more connected people are, the safer they are.