Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of family support services, including family education and counselling services, family planning services, local day care options and government departments. If you cannot find local family services for your area, there is a list of state and national family support services at the bottom of this page.
The Safe House provides crisis accommodation to women, with or without children, impacted by family and domestic violence or other forms of crisis. The Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation also offers various other services including community centre programs, advocacy, drug and alcohol counselling and rehabilitation, and family support.
Kununurra Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit family support service committed to providing emotional and practical support within our community by preventing isolation through the development of support groups, networks, education and information available to individuals and families.
As is the case for many north west towns, the population of Kununurra is transient making KNH’s role in the community an important one, reducing isolation by assisting individuals and families as they adjust to the Kimberley lifestyle without the normal support networks.
Family Relationship Centres provide assistance to families at any stage of their lives. The Centres are for all families in need of information and support in relation to family relationships and for those families who are separated we offer family dispute resolution services.
The staff assist families in many ways such as:
The free service is designed for young people who are 12-18 years old and their parents or carers who are frustrated or experiencing conflict.
The Parent and Adolescent Counselling Service provides:
The Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service works in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and the WA Police to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence. The service uses a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention following a police call out to a domestic violence incident.
Wunan manages the Child & Parent Centres (CPCs) in Kununurra & Halls Creek in partnership with the WA Department of Education.
Research shows that 90 per cent of a child’s brain develops by the age of three. So clearly the experiences children have during this time impact on their success at school and in later life. Child & Parent Centres support families as they begin to lay the foundations for their children’s development and learning habits.
The Kununurra & Halls Creek CPCs offer a range of activities for children and families, including:
The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:
The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. Trained staff can assist with:
The Save the Children Night Patrol provides transport home or to another safe place. The Night Patrol is staffed by a team of local Aboriginal people with strong ties to the community and a working knowledge of complex family networks.
The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.
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.