Tanya Whitehouse OAM has worked at the Macarthur Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service for 30 years, supporting and walking alongside victim survivors of Domestic and Family Violence. She was the Deputy Chair of Blue Wren House – Camden Women’s Shelter until recently and was an integral part of the setting up for this Shelter. Blue Wren House is a new Shelter is in the Camden LGA and works under the Women’s Community Shelter umbrella. Tanya is the Convenor of Camden/Wollondilly DV Committee and member of Campbelltown DV Committee. She participates in community consultations and committees in the sector. In 2015 Tanya was awarded the Justice Medal with the Law and Justice Foundation. In 2018 she was named Camden Woman of the Year and in 2020 received an OAM for her service to the community through welfare initiatives.
Tanya’s focus and passion is to be the voice for those women who haven’t yet found theirs. Her goal is to empower women so that they feel safe with their children and challenge the inequities that come with the complexities of Domestic Violence. Her mantra is “underestimate me, that will be fun”!