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Family and Domestic Violence

Everyone deserves to feel safe and free from harm. If you’re experiencing family and domestic violence, we’re here to listen, talk about your options and help you respond in ways that support you and your family. 

Help through understanding

If you feel threatened or at risk in a physical or emotional way, reach out for a private and confidential conversation. Even if you’re not sure whether what you’re experiencing is considered ‘violence’ – it might seem like things are okay for now, or you’re not sure what might happen next – talking about your situation can help. 

Almost a quarter of Australian women suffer domestic violence in their lifetime. So no matter how bad things are, you’re not alone and we can help you get through today and build strategies for tomorrow. 

Find a support service near you or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

Find a support service near you





What's best for your and your family

Family and domestic violence comes in many forms – some less obvious than others. We can talk through the signs of abuse with you and establish a course of action. Whether it’s psychological, physical, sexual, verbal, social or financial abuse you’re confronted with, we can help with strategies to deal with it. 

Reaching out early means you have more choices about what comes next. We can offer counselling and support, strategies for keeping the family together and ongoing support and security. If you are considering leaving your home we can help with crisis accommodation, shared community shelters, and finding peaceful, safe and spacious environments to help plan the next steps. 

 

Clare's story

After years of physical and emotional abuse, Clare found the courage to leave her ice-addicted partner. Safe accommodation, counselling and spiritual support have changed Clare’s outlook for good. “My life now is peaceful, in the right direction, much happier,” she says. “My relationship with my kids has always been good but it’s wonderful now… They love the peace.”

 

Find a support service near you or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

 

National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline (24 hours): 1800 737 732 (1800 Respect)

Lifeline: 131 114