The Victorian CASA Forum is the peak body of the 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault, and the after hours Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line. CASA works to ensure that anyone, regardless of gender, who is a victim/survivor of sexual assault has access to comprehensive and timely support and intervention to address their needs.
Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past. The work Djirra does is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women.
DVRC provides support, information and referrals to people experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence. It also provides training, publications, research and other resources to practitioners and service organisations that work with survivors of family violence.
IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S SUPPORT SERVICE [IWSS]
1800 755 988
The IWSS provides support services either face-to-face or over the telephone. A caseworker will discuss your options and can arrange a time to talk with you.
inTouch offers free and confidential support services to migrant and refugee women living in Victoria who are experiencing or have experienced family violence. inTouch workers speak many different community languages. and will work with you in a culturally sensitive manner. If they do not have a worker who speaks your language, they will use interpreters to make sure that you are truly heard and understood.
Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia. Volunteer Crisis Supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online.
MensLine Australia offers online counselling which can be used to access free professional support. MensLine's qualified counsellors specialise in family and relationship issues, including relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence, suicide prevention and emotional well-being.
The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service and is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. The Service also provides support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends, family members and for workers in a range of agencies seeking assistance for their clients who are men.
The Monash Law Clinics - Clayton is a partnership between Monash Law School and Victoria Legal Aid. Through the service, members of the community can obtain free legal advice on a variety of legal matters including Family Violence matters. The Legal Service is substantially run by students under the supervision of solicitors employed by Monash Law School and volunteers from the legal industry who also offer free legal advice.
The safe steps response phone line connects women, including those who identify as female or transfeminine and their children with specialist support workers who can help them explore their options, develop a safety plan and access supports that allow them to live safe from family violence. The safe steps phone support line also offers information and assistance to individuals concerned about someone they know who may be experiencing family violence.
In Judaism, men who refuse to provide their wives with a Gett, a Jewish divorce, 'effectively prevent their wives from remarrying or having children. Such a woman is called an Agunah, a 'chained woman'. Gett Refusal is a form of emotional and psychological abuse and is, therefore, a form of Family Violence. Unchain My Heart is a coalition of Jewish women’s organisations supporting and campaigning on behalf of Agunot [plural of Agunah].
WIRE is a free generalist information, support and referral service run by women for women.
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