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Family and Domestic Violence

Family and Domestic Violence | The Salvation Army

The statistics are horrifying – more than one woman dies each week as a result of domestic violence in Australia and it’s the number one reason women and children access homelessness services.

We provide 39 women’s homelessness programs, making up a quarter of all Salvation Army homelessness centres nationally.

The caseworkers and staff in our refuges work with women escaping violence by listening, developing options for them, and helping them respond in ways that support them and their family.

We provide a range of services including counselling, advice, advocacy, therapeutic responses, and specific programs and counselling for children affected by violence.

We have services ranging from on-site crisis refuges to outreach services for women still living in violent situations in the community. We even have some men’s behavioural change programs where we address the use of violence with perpetrators.

If you’re experiencing family and domestic violence we’re here to listen and talk and we’ll do that with the utmost confidentiality. Almost a quarter of Australian women suffer domestic violence in their lifetime. No matter how bad things are, you’re not alone and we can help you get through today and build strategies for tomorrow.