Wellsprings for Women’s services include education, employment support, health and wellbeing, parenting, and case support to assist women impacted by family violence, including women who stay in the relationship. Their workers are bicultural, bilingual, and use trauma-informed practice.
The Orange Door Southern Melbourne provides access to support and services for people at risk, including for family and domestic violence or abuse, and for families needing extra support with the wellbeing and development of children.
Wayss is united by a fundamental belief that safe, secure and affordable housing is a human right. They exist to support people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and people who have experienced family violence, to access safe, secure and affordable housing.
Wayss offers family violence case management support to women and women with children, and emergency accommodation. The refuge can be accessed via Safe Steps.
Uniting Vic. Tas is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church, delivering services and programs across Victoria and Tasmania. They provide support for all victims of family violence; including counselling and group programs such as one-on-one counselling for adults, young people and children and group programs for adults, young people and children.
SECASA is a specialist sexual assault and family violence service, which provides: time limited therapeutic interventions and counselling following sexual assault and/or family violence, to victim/survivors and other affected family members; 24/7 sexual assault crisis response for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past two weeks, or disclosed past sexual assault for the first time and assessment and intervention for children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours and their families.
They also provide community education and prevention work, including programs in Early Learning Centres, Primary Schools and High schools; secondary consultation and professional training.
Peninsula Health offers the Keeping Families Safe (KFS) program to focus on the safety needs of families when an adolescent is using violence at home. The program is available to parents, carers, family members and young people aged 12-18 living in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula shires.
Their Elder Abuse Liaison Officer provides secondary consultation to any service providers across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula who are concerned about or suspect instances of elder abuse. This includes GPs, Allied Health, any community aged care service provider or family violence workers.
They also offer a men’s behaviour change program.
Switchboard provides peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities. Switchboard’s peer-led services include Rainbow Door and QLife.
Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support, referral and short term case management. We support people of all ages and identities with issues including family and intimate partner violence (including elder abuse), relationships, mental health and wellbeing.
Good Shepherd helps with specialist domestic and family violence recovery, crisis and housing services and works closely with emergency and protection services. They can provide individualised support and connect you to legal services, financial assistance, counsellors, support groups and housing services.
Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network supports women and children in Victoria who have experienced family violence by providing safe refuge and practical supports, such as affordable housing, financial counselling, art therapy and counselling for women (including disadvantaged and culturally and linguistically diverse people).
Anglicare’s Beyond The Violence program helps families establish safety, rebuild relationships and move forward with their lives after violence. This 8-week program is for non-offending parents and their children who have experienced family violence.