Good Shepherd’s Financial Independence Hub is a free and confidential service to support individuals who have experienced family and domestic violence, to move forward with managing their finances. They provide support with conversations about money, including managing debts, budgeting, work options and more.
Uniting IFVP Broadmeadows provides phone and face-to-face specialist family violence case management support – including risk assessments, safety planning, psychoeducation and referrals to external services including financial counselling and legal services – for people experiencing family violence in the Hume Moreland.
The Family Violence Program is free and confidential and includes education, short term support, advocacy, referral and court support for intervention orders or family court matters. The program offers outreach services to Tatura, Numurkah, Cobram, Euroa and Yarrawonga.
Indigenous Integrated Family Violence Case Management Support Workers ensure appropriate referral and case management of Aboriginal men, as part of the Integrated Family Violence Services System (IFVSS) for the Southern Metropolitan Region.
This includes client assessment including a risk assessment, development and monitoring of appropriate case plans and advocating with referral services.
Family violence assistance with getting safe accommodation for women and children who are escaping family violence, support to stay in the home and feel safer, links to other support services, assistance with phone and crisis support, confidential counselling, support groups for women and children, family court support and assistance with applications for intervention orders.
Aboriginal Family Violence Housing Support includes a dedicated Aboriginal support worker who can provide practical assistance, safe housing support for women and children, men, seniors and young people.
They also offer men’s behaviour change programs.
Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service provides programs and services that support Aboriginal women, children, young people, men and same-sex couples affected by family violence. It includes advocacy, counselling, referrals, education and information, and social recreational and cultural activities.
One of Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service’s programs, the Strong Men Strong Communities Project, aims to work with Aboriginal men to prevent, reduce and respond to all forms of family and community violence. The program is designed to assist Aboriginal men to identify their emotions and personal strengths and in doing so, discover their own leadership potential and develop a vision for a safer life, safer family and ultimately safer community.
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Services (BWAHS) provides specialist family violence support for the Eastern Metropolitan Region and Inner and Outer East, including services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence or use violence.
BWAHS provides family violence and trauma-informed intensive case management, integrated family services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.
The BDAC Family Safety Team provides services and programs for community members affected by family violence.
They work with men, women, children and families as a whole, in healing, case management, therapeutic work and prevention. Their work focuses on the safety of the whole family, including working in a culturally safe way, by identifying individual and family strengths and coming from a trauma-informed approach.
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative offers services to support families experiencing family violence, and provides this support with an understanding of cultural needs. They offer appropriate support in relation to safety, housing, trauma, health, child development, social inclusion and anything else needed.
Willaneen Women’s Shelter provides short-term crisis accommodation for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and children who are experiencing or are escaping family violence. Willaneen provides a communal living arrangement.
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Limited (VACCA)’s family violence support services help Aboriginal men, women, adolescents, and children to heal and move forward with their lives, as well as advocate for change. Based in Western Melbourne, VACCA’s services can also be accessed by non-Aboriginal people who have an Aboriginal family member, such as children or a partner.
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Limited (VACCA)’s family violence support services help Aboriginal men, women, adolescents, and children to heal and move forward with their lives, as well as advocate for change. Based in Inner Gippsland, VACCA’s services can also be accessed by non-Aboriginal people who have an Aboriginal family member, such as children or a partner.
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Limited (VACCA)’s family violence support services help Aboriginal men, women, adolescents, and children to heal and move forward with their lives, as well as advocate for change. Based in Barwon, VACCA’s services can also be accessed by non-Aboriginal people who have an Aboriginal family member, such as children or a partner.
Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Limited is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that provides culturally appropriate care and support to individuals, their families and their friends who are experiencing difficulties to improve not only their future, but also create safer and more cohesive communities.
Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) operates a range of programs aimed at working towards ending family violence in Mallee communities including Meminar Ngangg Gimba – culturally appropriate and holistic case management support and crisis accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children experiencing family violence.
Gunditijmara Aboriginal Co-operative provides case management, advocacy and support for Aboriginal women and their children who have or are currently experiencing family violence throughout the South West region. They provide information and referrals to other services that can help where needed.
Elizabeth Morgan House provides culturally safe, holistic family violence support for Aboriginal women and children as well as parents of Aboriginal children, partners and ex-partners of Aboriginal people in Victoria. They can assist with housing, financial difficulties, Child Protection concerns, and school matters; as well as referrals and advocacy to services such as legal, medical and health services, drug and alcohol counselling, financial counselling and children’s services.