Got Your Back Sista

Member Profile

Got Your Back Sista (GYBS) helps women and children rebuild their lives after fleeing domestic violence. We’re all about empowering women to thrive, be happy and live independently. GYBS offers 5 key streams of support: providing furniture and household items; crisis assistance and advice; personal growth workshops and counselling; a pathway from education to employment; educating community about healthy relationships and domestic violence.

Founded by Melissa Histon, GYBS is in our 7th year of operations, focussing on the Hunter, Upper Hunter, and Taree regions. As a charitable organisation, we have DGR1 status and are self-funded, so are very grateful for the support of our community – corporates, individuals, volunteers, and community groups.

Contact Details

  • Phone: 02 4989 2777
  • Email:
  • Location: 15 Elizabeth Street, Tighes Hill NSW 2297
  • Website:

Our Committee

The leadership of Maitland Business Chamber comprises an elected board of up to 12 members including the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Members who commit on a voluntary basis.

Our Charter

We adhere to the values of Integrity, Strong leadership, Improvement and Development, Excellence and Innovation, Transparency and the highest standards of Professionalism and Ethics

Can Do Business

We provide comprehensive and ongoing support to local businesses in the Maitland region by lobbying all levels of Government, representing the local business community and connecting businesses within and outside our region.

Our Members