Staying Home Leaving Violence
One of the reasons women return to violent partners is the difficulty in setting up a new life.
Starting over in a new home, new area, new school, and new employment can be too overwhelming for women escaping violent relationships, especially when they have little or no support.
The Staying Home Leaving Violence program aims to prevent homelessness by working with the Police to remove the perpetrator from the family home so that women and children can remain safely where they are.
The program places accountability firmly on the shoulders of the violent offender and ensures women and children are not driven to homelessness or uprooted from their families, friends and schools.
It also provides a range of support for victims from such as safety planning, improving the home’s security and changing the locks, assistance in managing finances, support for children and helping women throughout the complicated legal process.
The program is currently operating in 18 areas in NSW.
Information about Staying Home Leaving Violence is now available in 21 community languages, including English, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Kiswahili, Korean, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Vietnamese.
key links and resources
The program operates in the following locations:
|Bega – 6492 6239
Blacktown/Mt Druitt – 9677 1962
Campbelltown – 1800 077 760
Dubbo – 6883 1560
Eastern Sydney – 9526 4701
Fairfield – 9601 7777
Kempsey – 6563 1588
Lake Macquarie – 4943 9255
Liverpool – 9601 7777
Maitland – 4934 2585