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 is an independent, not-for-profit organisation providing emergency crisis accommodation and a broad range of holistic support services to women and their children to live free from violence. With more than 30 years of service, Orana House works closely with the City of Bayswater and other established service providers to develop and sustain their programs. With six transitional houses across Perth, Orana House has supported 57 families in the last financial year, providing 10,482 'bed nights' to 58 women and 101 children. 

To meet the urgent needs of women experiencing violence at home, Orana House have opened The SWiTCH Centre, a community hub where people can safely access support services.

Located in Noranda, SWiTCH services include:

  • Case planning 
  • Safety planning
  • Risk management 
  • Outreach/ Aftercare and group programs
  • Advocy
  • Court support 
  • Consultatiosn with FDV-informed legal services and financial advisors for referrals
  • Facilitation of specialist counselling and assistance for trauma

For more information, visit or call (08) 9370 4544



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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