Domestic and Family Violence Support

Domestic and Family Violence Support

Under our Settlement Program, we provide comprehensive support to victims and survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV), targeting specifically newly arrived migrants and refugees who have been in Australia for 5 years or less. This cohort is particularly vulnerable because even when they understand the dynamics of DFV, they hardly speak about it due to multiple barriers.

Our support includes:

  • Primary prevention & early intervention: educating, raising awareness, and building resilience to prevent DFV. We run weekly cultural women's circles, men’s groups, and youth programs… We work closely with 4 communities (Bangladeshi, Arabic-speaking, Chinese & Vietnamese)

  • Casework, advocacy, and referrals: Through one-on-one support to help clients escape the abusive relationship (working closely with police, and women’s refuge and legal services), rebuild their lives post-DV, and get through the trauma they have experienced.

  • Capacity building: Through our different programs: financial support, digital literacy, English classes, job readiness, driving program, life skills workshops, and pre-employment programs. The aim is to give hope and ensure new beginnings for our clients.