Family Violence Support Services
Everyone deserves to feel safe and free from harm. If you’re experiencing violence in your home, feel threatened, or are at risk in any physical or emotional way, reach out for a private and confidential conversation. Our trained staff are here to listen, talk about your options, and help support you and your family. Even if you’re not sure whether what you’re experiencing is considered ‘violence’, talking about your situation can help.
Our specialist family violence worker can assist with access to different services and support individual needs. Ensuring safety is our priority.
Whether referred from Victoria Police (L17), Safe Steps, Orange Door, or by direct contact, our specialist family violence workers will:
- Talk about your individual experiences
- Assess level of risk and assist with safety planning
- Offer information and options for support
If support is required, the Family Violence worker will do a comprehensive risk assessment and provide support to help make informed decisions.
Wayss Family violence specialist can assist with:
- Access to crisis accommodation
- Information on future housing options
- Information and support
- Safety planning
- Referral to services, including counselling, housing, material aid, health, legal and court support
After hours face to face
Face-to-face support for women and their children experiencing family violence who are in crisis.
Police Referral (L17)
Our specialist family violence workers respond to L17 referrals made by Victoria Police officers who have attended a family violence incident.
Support services for young people aged 16 to 25 years, including transitional housing support and access to crisis accommodation options.
Family violence specialists provide support and case management to women and their children and youths experiencing family violence.