About Us

THE LOKAHI DIFFERENCE


There are many domestic violence charities but none that focus solely on case management to ensure that the domestic abuse survivors are offered ongoing support without time limit to regain their independence and freedom.

At The Lokahi Foundation, we provide a wide range of support services for women who have been victims of Domestic and Family Violence. Our experienced caseworkers deliver ongoing support that is designed to help survivors regain their freedom and independence, with support continuing for as long as each individual needs it.

RACHAEL'S STORY

The Lokahi Foundation was formed in 2016 by Rachael Natoli after leaving a long-term abusive relationship in which she was subjected to physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.

After finally finding the strength to leave, she and her then 2-year old twins had 5 different “homes” in 7 weeks, before they finally resettled into a new safe and happy life. It wasn’t an easy road, and Rachael couldn’t have got through the stress and difficulty of leaving without the encouragement and understanding of her caseworker, who went above and beyond in the level of care and support she provided.

Rachael realised that if everyone had a caseworker like hers, more DFV victims would leave, stay away and rebuild their lives independently, and so the idea for Lokahi was born…and Rachael is now dedicating her life to advocating domestic abuse prevention and support through Lokahi.


OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Rachael Natoli

Founder & CEO
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Rachael Natoli is an accomplished primary school teacher, who drove successful change and performance within the education sector. Rachael has attained a postgraduate certificate in Early Professional Development and BA (Hons) in Primary Education from Leeds Beckett University. She is also the recipient of three Duke of Edinburgh Awards, including the gold standard, which she gained in 2007 for her community service, skill and physical recreation. She shares her experience and offers inspiring messages of hope for victims and survivors.

Rachael loves sport and is passionate about her team, the Sydney Roosters, which she supports religiously.