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Family and Relationship Support

Family and Domestic Violence

Violence against women and their children is a preventable human rights abuse.  The latest data report, there is one woman a week is killed by a current or former partner, one in three (30.5%) Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of fifteen and one in four Australian women (23%) has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partners.  Respect is the best defence against abuse, violent attitudes and behaviours.

Preventing such violence is a matter of urgency, and can only be achieved if we all work together by learning about the triggers and how to manage emotions through education and awareness so we all have the opportunity to reach our human potential.

Orana House

Orana House

Orana House SWitCH Warriors Women Group is a local Outreach Program run out of Orana House and is seen as a safe space providing outreach support and programs to women and their children experiencing family and domestic violence.

Self Esteem & Art Therapy for Women who have Experienced Domestic Violence

Dates: Thursday 11 November
             Thursday 18 November
             Thursday 25 November
             Thursday 2 December
             Thursday 9 December

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Venue: The SWitCH Centre, Noranda

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The Escaping Violence Payment program (EVP) is available to anyone who is experiencing violence from their partners. This includes violent or threatening behaviour that is:

  • Physically, verbally or sexually abusive
  • Emotionally, spiritually or psychologically abusive
  • Economically abusive
  • Threatening, coercive, or seeks to control or dominate the other person.

    If you are looking to leave a violent partner, or have recently left and you are struggling with the finances to live your life in safety, you could be eligible for:

  • Up to $1500 in financial assistance such as vouchers for essential items
  • Goods and services such as removalists, bonds or basics for a new home
  • Wrap-around support including casework from the Escaping Violence Payment provider.

    To find out more including how to access the payment go to: Escaping Violence Program or call 1800 875 559.

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