Our family violence services
- provide individualised support to meet your safety needs in our case management program
- connect you to legal services, financial assistance, counsellors, support groups and housing services
- assist you in the healing and recovery process
- support you in developing long term resilience
Our family violence services are Rainbow Tick accredited. We are a safe and welcoming space for LGBTIQA+ women, girls and families
Our Brimbank-Melton program partners with GenWest.
It supports women to recognise the signs of family violence and assists them to make safe decisions about their lives. The program aims to support and empower women to remain within their community where possible, feel safe and live free from violence and intimidation.
What does the assessment process involve?
Most family violence programs require clients to undergo an assessment to help determine the best, most appropriate options for your circumstances. This will involve:
- talking to a specialist family violence worker about your individual circumstances
- assessing the level of risk
- safety planning
- information and options for support
- phone, face to face or online appointments
If you need assistance with the following issues, a referral will be required:
- you are experiencing/recently experienced/are fleeing from Family Violence
- you need increased support with the care of your children due to family violence
- a family member or partner is hurting you, controlling you or making you feel fearful and you would like some support to manage any risks.
After Hours Support
Children and family violence
Improving responses to children who experience family violence.
Inquiry into Family and Domestic Violence
Good Shepherd’s submission to the recent Federal Government Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence
Good Shepherd and the Mental Health Alliance