What is Family Violence ?
The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.”
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THE SALVATION ARMY CROSSROADS FAMILY VIOLENCE SERVICE
In 1887 The Salvation Army (TSA) commenced providing support and housing for women and women with children seeking safety and security due to family violence. TSA Crossroads Family Violence Service continues this work today.
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The service aims to support women and children to uphold their human right to live free from violence, have adequate shelter, resources, guidance and opportunities to reach their potential and obtain their goals. We work with women and children to build on their strengths and enhance their capacity to make informed decisions and exercise their right to self-determination without coercion and free from judgement.
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If you feel at risk or there has been a threat made against you or your family contact POLICE immediately on: 000
TIS Interpreting service
InTouch MultiCultural Family Violence Service
Who Can Assist Women and Children
1800 015 188 (24 hour crisis service) - Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service
9353 1011 (during business hours) - Crossroads Family Violence Service
1800 737 732 - National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline
131 114 - Lifeline
1800 551 800 - Kids Helpline
133 677 - Speech or hearing disability, National Delay Service TTY/voice call
1300 555 727 - Speak and listen
A helpful website for family violence information: www.thelookout.org.au
Assistance For Men
(03) 9428 2899 - Men's Referral Service