Domestic violence help
in your region
headspace Esperance is linked to headspace Kalgoorlie which is a service tailored for the local community.
If you ever feel that you:
headspace Esperance is a safe place where you can come to have a yarn about any of these issues. They provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25.
Affordable, clean and comfortable accommodation for short and long stays, Esperance Central Accommodation is a family run business located in the heart of Esperance, offering you the freedom of self service with assistance only a phone call away.
DFES works in collaboration with Western Australian communities and other government agencies to help prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from diverse hazards including fires, cyclones and floods, to name a few.
Esperance Financial Counselling Service primarily targets families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties. This is a free holistic service assisting people to gain financial knowledge and control of their lives.
The service has run workshops such as ‘Money Matters’, a financial management workshop, including topics such as, understanding paperwork, goal setting, credit, debts and budgets.
Financial Counselling can help you to:
The ECAS Women’s Safe House offers support to women and children (male under 17 years of age) escaping Family and Domestic Violence and experiencing homelessness through Domestic Violence.
At the refuge staff will assist you with information to help you decide about housing, legal and income issues. You will be supplied with bedding and food, clothing and toiletries if needed.
Support, referrals, advocacy and information to those using the service.
They can refer you to other services like a counsellor to discuss your feelings and choices at this time.
Safe at Home Service:
For some families, staying in their home and having the violent person leave is the best option.
Staff can provide support for women staying at their homes.
The staff can help you assess your risk and support you with safety plans and increased practical safety measures.
The staff will provide regular outreach assistance and support while you rebuild a safe life for yourself and your children.
Each woman has a key worker who can help with the following:
GP Services Include:
Esperance Family Practice services include:
This service is designed to provide education, support and counselling for individuals, couples and families to assist them in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. Counselling is available for both adults and children, either individually or as a family.
This program is designed to provide outreach services in remote locations by way of individual, couple and family counselling in addition to crisis support and community development.
The aim of this program is to increase access and provide timely support through a range of integrated services to at-risk families, promoting a safe environment for children and overall family functioning.
The ‘Boys to Men’ training can be presented to a large group in a 90-minute workshop called “Who’s the Man”, where participants are presented with a real insight into some of the issues facing boys/men in Australia today. The “Boys to Men” training program is a small group workshop delivered over 6 sessions. By working through discussion topics and activities that centre around the themes of “CHOICE,” “RESPECT,” and “MATESHIP,” participants are actively involved in coming up with realistic strategies they can take away and use in their lives.
Precept Financial Services are financial advisors providing advice in:
They can help you:
Goldfields Legal Centre Inc is a not for profit organization that is providing advice, casework, and information to low-income earners and other disadvantaged members of the community. The Goldfields Legal Centre Inc provides services in family law, including:
Goldfields Legal Centre Inc outreaches to Esperance.
ARC Accounting and Financial Solutions are financial advisers, services include:
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 assault 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
To get this you must:
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: