Relationships Australia WA – Djnda Service

Relationships Australia WA and the Women’s Legal Service WA are working together to deliver Djinda Service.

They provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Perth metropolitan area who have experienced family violence and/or sexual assault. They are Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women, mothers and sisters who care about the future of Aboriginal communities. They have personal and professional experience and understanding of family violence.

In addition to face-to-face meetings and support to attend appointments, they provide advocacy, referrals and practical support including:
– Counselling
– Help with crisis accommodation, Centrelink and child protection

They provide legal advice and representation in:
– Family violence restraining orders
– Current child protection matters
– Victims’ compensation where it relates to family violence
– Family law (parenting and divorce only)

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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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