Domestic violence help
in your region
The ACCC provides services including the Men’s Shed program under the Commonwealth government’s Home and Community Care program.
The Men’s Shed hosts much more than woodwork – it’s a haven for blokes to enjoy a comfy chair, good company, a game of pool or maybe darts.
There’s tea and coffee on tap and a fridge to stock with cool drinks to go with the barbecue we’ll knock up for your lunch.
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Albany is conveniently located near the heart of the Albany CBD. They are a purpose built service, with five large rooms, a kitchen and cook, and enough play space outdoors for children to discover and explore at their will. They have two Nursery Rooms where they tailor learning programs to suit the age groups of foundation years.
MAX Solutions offers a wide range of services these include: MAX employment which runs the Jobactive program. This provides training to people looking for work through their Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment program. MAX Support runs programs for students living with a disability and Adult Migrant English Programs.
Forrest Personnel specialises in helping people who are at least 14 but have not yet attained the Age Pension qualifying age. There is no charge for the service they provide to job seekers as funding is provided by the Department of Social Services (DSS) via a performance based funding model.
The WA Police can help you with a police order. A Police Order provides temporary but instant protection for a person who is being threatened, harassed or intimidated. It provides temporary relief to allow the opportunity for a person to attend court to obtain a Restraining Order.
They can also help you to get a Restraining Order, find a refuge or alternative accommodation. They can also refer you to support agencies such as Crisis Care, counselling services and legal services such as the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Legal Unit.
The Birdcage is a Ladies social group that uses the Albany Menshed for a wide range of activities including Arts and Crafts.
The Birdcage is where members can meet, enjoy a Tea of Coffee, share experiences, participate in an activity or just have a chat in a friendly and safe environment.
The Albany Community Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation with the vision of assisting local people in our community who have fallen on hard times at no fault of their own. The ACF endeavours to support the local community in a wide range of activities from providing support to local individuals, families and community projects as well as filling gaps in funding and services for existing charities.
A Tenant Advocate provides a free service and can give information and support to anyone who lives in a private rental, public housing, community housing or park home.
A Tenant Advocate can help you with:
Amity Health offers mental health care services to young adults, adults throughout the Great Southern region. They can provide counselling to address emotional or behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, stressful life events and any situation that may impact your mental well-being.
Hillside Family Practice are a private practice committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention with evidence based medicine, delivered to all patients with dignity and respect.
The Southern Regional Medical Group is an Albany based general practitioners. Services include:
Albany Youth Outreach provides early intervention and support to at-risk young people commencing secondary education, up to 18 years of age. With referrals accepted from partner agencies and individuals, the program provides:
Priority is given to those with high support needs who are likely to have experienced multiple risks. The free and strictly confidential program is designed to prevent crises occurring in these young people’s lives.
This free early intervention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years helps to build bridges and foster new ties between young people and their families. It also strengthens their connections with the community, and improves their engagement with work, education and training. Through Reconnect, outreach youth workers provide mentoring, advocacy, case management, family mediation, leadership and confidence activities, camps, and referrals to specialist services such as family counselling. Young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families.
The Supported Housing Outreach and Tenancy (SHOT) program is for young people from 15 to 25 years of age who need housing support. Staff provide outreach to those living in AYSA’s six transitional houses, provided through the Southern Community Housing Association. Young people can stay in these houses for up to two years. SHOT youth workers help them access and engage in education, employment and training opportunities, setting them on the path towards financial independence.
The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the harmful effects of sexual abuse on children and their future. The service assists children to manage trauma and educates them about social skills and strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships.
Counselling is available for children and their non-offending family members. This includes:
Albany PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk in the Albany area have a safe place to go – somewhere they feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues. Mensline telephone support, online chat counselling
1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.
1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:
They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.
Beyond Blue provides mental health information and support for all Australiana. Beyond Blue services includes:
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services. Telephone service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues.
It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.
The Meth Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s meth use.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.
Confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.
The Pets in Crisis program offers a temporary home for pets from households experiencing family and domestic violence while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own.
This helps to alleviate some of the logistical stress of removing themselves and their loved ones from a dangerous home environment.
The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:
Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence
The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:
Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can:
The Job Shop is a regional recruitment agency offering a range of employment options for temporary workers and Australian residents.
Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.
Communicare Breathing Space offers a behaviour change program to men who have been abusive in their intimate partner and family relationships. Their therapeutic community provides men with up to six months of accommodation while they undertake an intensive therapeutic program including educational group work, individual counselling and case management. Group work includes:
The program supports men to make changes in a secure and supported therapeutic setting.
The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation providing telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.
Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
Blue Knot Helpline is a specialist service which support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.
Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. They not only offer free legal services, but community education and early intervention and prevention programs as well.
Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. Legal Aid WA services include infoline and infochat.
The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:
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A payment for farming families in financial hardship.
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National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
Your Toolkit is a free comprehensive online financial toolkit that is designed to help women facing domestic and family violence and financial abuse on their journey to more independent, confident and safe lives. Their website includes information on:
ASIC’s MoneySmart website is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.
They offer free, independent guidance. They have smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life: