Women who want to escape a violent domestic relationship often think leaving is their only choice. The Staying Home Leaving Violence Service (SHLV) assists women and assists women with accompanying children who have experienced or continue to experience domestic violence to remain safely in their home or a home of their choice, without the violent person.
Our caseworkers provide support and assistance with legal matters and help make your home safe for you and your children. We will assist you to access the services you need to move forward with your life.
Please note this is a support and case management service. Our staff are very experienced in this area but are not solicitors and do not give legal advice or legal assistance. If you need legal advice you will be referred to an appropriate solicitor.
Who is eligible for this service?
- Women with or without accompanying children and
- Who live in the Liverpool or Fairfield local government areas and
- Who have decided to separate from a violent partner
We can support you by:
- Assisting you to identify your needs and goals
- Assisting with safety planning for you and your accompanying children
- Conducting a safety audit of your home
- Supporting you through the court process for family law matters, criminal matters and domestic violence matters
- Information and referral to appropriate services as requested or required by you such as counselling, support groups, victims support services
- Long term needs based case management
Our services are free and confidential. We are here to support you in a non-judgemental environment.
How to get support from SHLV
We accept self referrals and referrals from local government and non-government agencies. This service is voluntary therefore we only accept referrals with the client’s or family’s consent.
If you need an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.
For more information, contact us:
Phone: (02) 9602 7795 Fax: (02) 9600 6244 Email: email@example.com