Domestic violence help
in your region
The Domestic Violence Advocacy and Support Service provides support and advocacy to adult victims of family and domestic violence, giving them a voice and support with agency referrals and counselling.
The support provided by this service includes:
The Men’s Health & Wellbeing (MHWB) Program is based at Hamersley St and delivers a range of programs to support men and their families. Further programs include counselling and case management to support men with complex needs including homelessness, alcohol & other drugs, mental health issues and relationship issues.
Time to Work Employment Service (TWES)
Time to Work Employment Service (TWES) is a contract with Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), to work with Aboriginal offenders making the transition from prison to community life, in order to improve their chances of employment post-release.
This is done by MOSAC workers engaging on a voluntary basis with individual clients in the last 2-4 months of their prison sentence, in order to build a relationship of trust. This relationship enables an accurate assessment, via a Transition Plan, of each client’s capacity, and barriers to work. The workers also link the clients with specialist assessors and employment providers.
Men and Family Relationships (MFR)
Men and Family Relationships (MFR) is a contract with Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) under its Family and Relationship Services program. This service provides counselling, information, advocacy and referral services to vulnerable and disadvantaged men and their families, who are often dealing with complex challenges, including substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, and violence, as well as relationship breakdown.
Drop In provides a safe space (men only) for clients of the MOSAC Mens Health & Wellbeing program, and for any homeless, isolated or otherwise vulnerable men to build relationships with each other and/or MOSAC workers.
Other agencies use this space to deliver information and education sessions to the Drop In clients including Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service.
Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. Services include:
The FVPLS unit provides assistance to Aboriginal adults and children who are victims/survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.
The Southern Aboriginal Corporation works collaboratively with other service providers to deliver culturally appropriate free, accessible, equitable, efficient and effective legal assistance casework, counselling and court support to Aboriginal adults and children who are victims/survivors of family violence, including sexual assault/abuse, or who are at immediate risk of such violence. This also includes provision of advocacy, community legal education and early intervention and prevention activities.
Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Services is a free community service that provides:
The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).
They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.
Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who have been or are victims of family and domestic violence.
The program consists of eight two-hour sessions held at a safe venue, where you can share and talk openly about yourself, your relationships and your family.
The program provides information about domestic violence but also encourages participating women to support each other emotionally and practically.
Each session focuses on a different topic.
The Strong Men, Strong Families program delivered by KWAC and funded by the ‘Healing Foundation”, explores ways to strengthen the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men within their families and community with Information sessions and interactive workshops which include:
The program provides support, and advocacy, and will work closely with Aboriginal men to assist them in dealing with local services, including resolving matters with Housing, Centrelink and other local service providers.
Social and emotional wellbeing is a term used to describe the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of a person. It recognises that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and can impact on their wellbeing. It also recognises that a person’s social and emotional wellbeing is influenced by policies and past events.
The SEWB team offers assistance in the form of: