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Family Violence Outreach Service

A program to support and assist anyone experiencing Family Violence.

Family Violence is behaviour that controls a family member or makes a family member fearful, anxious, a feeling or sense of 'walking on eggshells'.

Some examples of controlling behaviour / family violence are:

  • Verbal abuse - name calling, put downs, yelling and threatening language
  • Stopping or controlling contact with family and friends
  • Controlling money
  • Stopping someone from working
  • Physical harm
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Intimidation
  • Harming or threatening pets / animals
  • Damage to house, property or belongings

Family Violence impacts on all family members including children and babies. Just hearing or witnessing violence can do harm.

The first step to stopping violence is to ask for help.

The Family Violence Outreach service can provide practical and emotional support including:

  • Safety planning
  • Information regarding Legal services
  • Advocacy
  • Counselling
  • Referral to other support services
  • Court support
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Knowing your rights
  • Listening and talking things through
  • Obtaining safe and secure accommodation
  • Independent living skills
  • Financial management
  • Social and personal development

Family Violence Outreach Service is free of charge. No referral is required.

Phone Orbost Regional Health - 51546666 (reception) and ask to speak with the Family Violence Outreach Worker.

When you contact us please advise the safest way to contact you.