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:
Centrecare Family Dispute Resolution focuses on children. They also assist couples and families communicate effectively and reach agreements in relation to the needs of children and/or resolve property matters. Separation can be a difficult time for families, particularly for children. The Family Law requires parents to attempt to resolve issues related to their children through Family Dispute Resolution (or a similar service) before being able to initiate proceedings in the Family Court.
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.
Counselling is offered by trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, couples or families. Counselling is available at Anglicare sites across WA. They also offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend in person, including those who live in rural or remote regions.
Some of the issues our counsellors can assist with include:
Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Services is a free community service that provides:
This team will participate in a joint assessment of Family and Domestic Violence Incident Reports with Police and Department of Communities (Child Protection Services), to achieve victim safety and perpetrator accountability.
This service covers the Wheatbelt.
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.
Counselling is available at Anglicare sites across WA. They also offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend in person, including those who live in rural or remote regions.
Some of the issues counsellors can assist with include: