Help is available for those who have experienced family violence. Family violence includes not only physical injury but direct or indirect threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, economic control, damage to property, social isolation and any behaviour which causes a person to live in fear.
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Tuesday 28 April 2015
The department invites applications from Victorian Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal community groups and other community service providers to submit for funding for projects that prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Commonwealth, state and territory governments are working together, with the community to implement the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).
Tuesday 09 October 2012
On 9 October 2012, Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Community Services and Women’s Affairs, Mary Wooldridge, launched Victoria’s Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and Children.
Contact information for people experiencing family or domestic violence and seeking help.
Family and domestic violence is any violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour that occurs in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships.
People experiencing homelessness not only need a roof over their head, but practical support to help them overcome the issues that can cause homelessness.
Community led initiatives which focus on violence in Aboriginal families, including project summaries and task force report.
The Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response initiative assists Victorian women and children with a disability who are experiencing family violence. It includes support to access family violence crisis accommodation or support to remain safe in their own home.