After careful consideration, BaptistCare has decided to cancel the Halo Ball for 2020.

This decision was not made lightly. We value the health and safety of our guests and the broader community. We do not want to risk the health of our guests by proceeding with this event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BaptistCare has an unswerving commitment to the safety and wellbeing of women and children in our community experiencing domestic and family violence. The issue of domestic and family violence continues throughout this current health crisis. We remain committed to hosting this important event in 2021, raising vital funds to end the cycle of abuse and building safer families.

We thank you for understanding our need to cancel the Halo Ball, and we appreciate your ongoing commitment to supporting vulnerable women and children.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Melanie Hendra via email

We look forward to seeing you at the Halo Ball in 2021.

Raising much needed funds for women and children
escaping domestic violence.



On 28 February 2015, Tara Costigan, a mother of three and a BaptistCare employee, was brutally murdered by her ex-partner. Her violent death from domestic violence sent shock waves through her family, friends, her local community and BaptistCare’s workforce.

In response to her tragic death, calls for change became the inspiration for BaptistCare HopeStreet’s first ever Halo Ball.

Every year the Halo Ball raises vital funds to support BaptistCare HopeStreet’s essential support services for women and children, as we seek to end the cycle of abuse and build safer families.

Through the generosity of our supporters and guests, over the past four years we have raised nearly half a million dollars, and these vital funds have gone directly to our frontline services.


Help us raise much-needed funds to break the cycle of abuse.





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