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Family violence response enters digital age

Game-changing technology from Victoria Police is improving how Wayss works with police officers to reduce family violence. Launched state-wide on 14 August, the Family Violence Reporting (FVR) technology is available on mobile devices to help police improve risk assessment and hold more perpetrators to account. More than 9,000 devices are now in use in Victoria,

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Winter donations warm hearts

Good will knows no bounds. Students, teachers and friends of Woodleigh School’s Penbank campus in Moorooduc have considered the welfare of others during a particularly icy winter this year. The high quality items will go to Wayss’ Southern Women’s Integrated Support Services (SWISS) centre, a family violence refuge for women and children, which offers specialist

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Ace support for local youth

An impromptu game of ping-pong proved a novel way to engage and educate students at a well-received youth expo. Three members from the Wayss’ Dandenong Youth team attended the Wellbeing Expo at Dandenong High School on Monday, 26 August. Wayss joined many community agencies to organise stalls for students to access, so they could learn

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Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.