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The WAYSS Family Violence Outreach Program can help you with information, referral, advocacy and support. If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to family violence, you can also be assisted with accommodation options.

Workers will work with you based on an individualised support plan, which may include referrals to appropriate services such as court support networks, legal assistance, counselling and crisis accommodation options.

Your first appointment will need to be in one of our offices, however after a safety assessment, workers are able to meet with you in a variety of locations. The program also has access to transitional housing options and if you are referred into these, workers will meet with you on a regular basis.

Workers can discuss your options, assist you to establish safety plans and discuss any issues of concern that you may have. To provide the most effective support, it is important that you are fully informed about your choices. Workers encourage you to participate in your support plan and to ask any questions.

The Family Violence Outreach Program can directly refer to appropriate services or provide contact details for:

  • Legal aid and community legal services
  • Magistrate's and Family Court
  • Children's services
  • Family support services
  • Generalist counselling
  • Specialist counselling
  • Domestic violence support groups
  • Community support agencies
  • Health services
  • Housing services
  • Financial services

The Family Violence Outreach Program can advocate with and to:

  • Police
  • Magistrate's Court - Intervention Orders
  • Family Court
  • Centrelink
  • Public and community housing services
  • DHS Child Protection

The Family Violence Outreach Program can support you with:

  • Knowing your rights
  • Listening and talking things through
  • Obtaining safe and secure accommodation
  • Emotional support
  • Independent living skills
  • Financial management
  • Social and personal development

You can contact us yourself.

If you have a worker, they can refer you.

The WAYSS Family Violence Outreach Program receives referrals through the Women’s Intake Worker.

The Women’s Intake Workers are located at: