Family and Domestic Violence Program

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Understanding

Family and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence includes an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

•Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)

•Psychological and/or emotional abuse

•Physical or sexual abuse

•Financial abuse

•Harassment and stalking

•Online or digital abuse

 

MCCWA’s FDV Services

•CaLD Domestic Violence Victims Referral Service

•CaLD Domestic and Family Violence Related Research

 

Sexual Harassment ABS

LOCAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

08 9223 1188

1800 007 339

This service provides 24/7 support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes phone counselling, information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, liaison with police if necessary and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence. The service can refer women to safe accommodation if required

Call 08 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339 for help

 

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

1800 000 599

08 9223 1199

Provides 24/7 service telephone counselling, information and referral to ongoing face to face services, if required, for men who are concerned about their violent and abusive behaviours. Call 1800 000 599 or 08 9223 1199 for help.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

1800 199 888

08 9340 1828

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.

Call 1800 199 888 or 08 9340 1828 for help.

Crisis Care

1800 199 008

08 9233 1111

Provides 24/7 telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis or needing urgent help.

Call 1800 199 008 or 08 9233 1111 for help.

Men’s Referral Service

1300 766 491

The Men’s Referral Service offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour. Call 1300 766 491 for help. They are available 8am-9pm during Monday to Friday, and 9am-6pm on weekends.

Legal Aid Western Australia

1300 650 579

Find information and get access to free face-to-face legal advice.

Call the LawAccess Western Australia local cost number 1300 650 579 for help.

The Law Society of Western Australia

08 9324 8600

The Law Society of Western Asutralia can help you locate Legal Assistance & Advice in your local area.

Call local number 08 9324 8600 for help.

Relationships Australia, Western Australia

1300 364 277

Delivers a wide range of services and training for men, women, children and professionals.

Call 1300 364 277 to be connected to your nearest branch. For the following services:

Counselling: (08) 6164 0190

Mediation Services: (08) 6164 0130

Family Relationship Centre: (08) 6164 0300

NATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

1800Respect

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (toll free) 1800 737 732.

Lifeline

Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.

Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14.

Men’s Referral Service

No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence.

Call 1300 766 491 if you would like help with male behavioural and relationship concerns.

Mensline Australia

Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.

Call 1300 789 978 for help

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. Call 1800 551 800 for help

Relationships Australia

Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.

Call 1300 364 277

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline

1800 019 123

Victims services has a dedicated contact line for aboriginal victims of crime who would like information on victims rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance

Australian Childhood Foundation

1800 176 453 / 03 9874 3922

Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse

For counselling services, call toll-free number

1800 176 453

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Free counselling 24/7, whether you’re feeling suicidal, are worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide

Call 1300 659 467 for help

Translating & Interpreting Service

Gain free access to a telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is available 24 hours, every day of the year, on

131 450

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1800 880 052

An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.

Call the free hotline on 1800 880 052.

Bursting The Bubble

What’s OK at Home?

This website for young people has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. It has been designed to help people understand what family violence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it.

Blue Knot Foundation

1300 657 380

Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call 1300 657 380 between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at helpline@blueknot.org.au.