Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of financial services, including financial counselling, planning and advice services. If you can’t find local financial support services for your area, there is a list of state and national financial support services at the bottom of this page.
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:
Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge provides safe and supported accommodation for women with or without children who are escaping family violence or are at risk of being homeless as a result of crisis.
Chrysalis House also provides services for children. A child support worker works with children to reduce the harmful effects of family violence, including availability of crèche services. Chrysalis House can accommodate children and youth up to the age of 18 years with appropriate recreation activities available.
At an Agent you can also:
The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential. Assistance is in the form of IGA food cards, health expenses and other general assistance. It does not assist with whitegoods, rental bonds and arrears, utility bills (electricity, gas, water etc), car registration/maintenance, travel or funeral expenses.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provide information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues, and a mediation service.
Their services include:
This service assists individuals and families on low incomes, experiencing financial difficulties. The service works with clients to resolve financial crises such as the risk of legal action, loss of essential services or eviction. It offers information, conducts assessments and will provide options and support to assist consumers to address identified problems and manage their financial situation more effectively.