This page provides a guide to some of the services in Victoria and Australia for people who are affected by family violence. Most of the services listed below are free. This information last updated March Please note that this is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all support services in every state. For numbers of other local services, or for the administration phone numbers of the services listed, please follow the links from websites in each state listed below, refer to your local phone book or search www. Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria 24 hour crisis support Crisis telephone support, information about options and developing a safety plan, referral to safe accommodation refuge for women experiencing abuse in their relationships.
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QLife provide free telephone and web based counselling, referrals and support groups for LGBTI people and their families on matters of sexuality and life issues. Website: www. The SRP also provides community legal education for service providers. Telephone and face to face appointments are available Wednesday evenings and during business hours. ACON has a range of services that may be appropriate for people experiencing domestic violence such as information, referral, counselling or support. The Gender Centre provides services for the transgender, gender queer, and gender questioning people in NSW.
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If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance use, Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service can help. Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service CDAS offers a range of support and recovery opportunities for individuals living with substance use, and their family and friends who may be supporting them. CDAS provides counselling support to clients in their homes, at our offices located across metropolitan Adelaide, or by arrangement at an alternative venue where the client feels comfortable. Our specialised and experienced team is dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey to a healthier and happier life.
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