Melissa Histon has been received various awards for her humanitarian work. Some of these awards can be seen below.

2018 Westfield Kotara Local Hero

In the first year of the Westfield Local Heroes program, Melissa was one of three finalists and received a $10,000 grant. Got Your Back Sista will use this money to fund workshops on self-defence and resilience, reaching 200 people across the Hunter region over the next 12 months.

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Westfield Kotara Local Heroes

2017 Newcastle Women of the Year

In 2017, Melissa was awarded the 2017 Newcastle Woman of the Year for her work against domestic violence and her willingness to take a stand on the issue.

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Newcastle Woman of the Year


2017 University of Newcastle Alumni Award Finalist for Community Service