Hobsons Bay City Council - Family Violence

Family Violence

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What is family violence?

Family violence refers to violence that occurs between partners or other family members. It’s any behavior that is violent, threatening, controlling or intended to make you or your family feel scared and unsafe. Family violence can include emotional, verbal, social, economic, psychological, spiritual, physical and sexual abuse.

Family violence can happen to anyone — that is, a person from any country, religion, sexuality, gender, social background or culture.

If you are in immediate danger call the police on 000

Family Violence Support Services

Organisation

Service

Contact

Web

Safe Steps

24 hours, 7 days a week

Provides telephone crisis counselling, referral, emergency accommodation, information and support for all women.

1800 015 188

(free call)

www.safesteps.org.au

1800 RESPECT

24 hours, 7 days per week

The National family violence and sexual assault telephone counselling service for those seeking help for themselves, a friend or relative, a colleague or a client.

1800 737 732

(free call)

www.1800respect.org.au

Women’s Health West

Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

Provides information, counselling, crisis and court support for women and children affected by family violence.

9689 9588

www.whwest.org.au

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Mon-Fri9am to 5pm

Supports women from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing family violence.

1800 755 988

(free call)

www.Intouch.asn.au

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service

Mon-Fri9am to 5pm

Legal advice, counselling, information, referral and support to Aboriginal victims/survivors.

1800 105 303

(free call)

https://djirra.org.au

Kids HelplineKids helplineKids Helpline provides free, private and confidential telephone and online counsellingfor young people aged five to 25 years.

24 hours, 7 days a week

Provides free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling for young people aged five to 25 years.

Kids Helpline provides free, private and confidential telephone and online counsellingfor young people aged five to 25 years.

1800 55 1800

(free call)

https://kidshelpline.com.au

Men’s Referral Service

Mon-Fri8am to 9pm

Weekends 9am to 5pm

An anonymous and confidential telephone service provided for men by men. For men who want to change their behaviour.

1300 766 491

www.mrs.org.au

QLife Australia

7 days per week

3pm to midnight

Provides anonymous, free telephone counselling, information and referrals for the LGBTIQ community members

1800 184 527

www.qlife.org.au

 

Other resources

For further information on Domestic and Family Violence Referral Options click here.

The Health Translations Directory has a range of multilingual family violence resources available in 46 languages.

Ask Izzy helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find the services they need, right now and nearby.

 

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