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Gippsland Women’s Health does not provide a direct service to people experiencing family violence.

If you are in a violent situation, know someone who is experiencing violence, or know someone who is using violence, please refer to the key contacts listed below.

In an Emergency

If you need immediate emergency assistance call 000.

24 Hour Supports

1800Respect is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. This service can link you to local supports and provides immediate counselling 24 hours a day. You can call this line if you are experiencing violence or concerned about a friend or family member who is experiencing violence.

1800 737 732 or got to www.1800respect.org.au

Safe Steps is the Victorian family Violence support service. The Safe Steps response phone line operates 24 hours a day and connects women (this includes anyone who identifies as female or transfeminine) and their children with specialist support workers who can help them explore their options, develop a safety plan and access supports that allow them to live safe from family violence. Safe Steps phone support workers can also offer information and assistance to individuals concerned someone they know is experiencing family violence.

1800 015 188 or go to www.safesteps.org.au

Women and Children

Local Supports Services

Local support services operate during business hours and can assist you to explore your options, develop a safety plan, access case management services and support you to access crisis accommodation and funds.

Latrobe     The Orange Door  1800 319 354

Baw Baw     The Orange Door  1800 319 354

South Gippsland     The Orange Door  1800 319 354

Bass Coast     The Orange Door  1800 319 354

Wellington     Quantum Support Services  1800 243 455

East Gippsland     Gippsland Lakes Community Health  (03) 5152 0013

Far East Gippsland     Orbost Regional Health  (03) 5154 6666

Aboriginal Services

Baw Baw     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Latrobe     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Bass Coast     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

South Gippsland     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Wellington     VACCA (03) 5120 0600          Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service  (03) 5155 8420

East Gippsland     Yoowinna Wurnalung  Healing Service  (03) 5155 8420    Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) (03)  5150 0712

Other Supports

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault   (03) 5134 3922  After hours 1800 806 292

Child Protection Crisis Line   1300 655 795  After hours 13 12 78

Gippsland Community Legal Service  1800 004 402

Support for Men

Men or male adolescents who are experiencing family violence can gain support from:

1800Respect is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. This service can link you to local supports and provides immediate counselling 24 hours a day. You can call this line if you are experiencing violence or concerned about a friend or family member who is experiencing violence.

1800 737 732 or got to www.1800respect.org.au

Victims of Crime offers specialised, local support for men experiencing violence. They can assist you to create a safety plan and provide case management.   1800 819 817

Thorne Harbour Health is a state-wide family violence service for the LGBTQI and gender diverse community. They assist with case management, safety planning, and access to medications and provide counselling and support.   1800 134 840

Changing Behaviour – Men

Men who need assistance to stop committing acts of violence can contact a range of services.

Men’s Referral Service is a free, confidential telephone helpline that offers counselling, advice and support to men who have anger, relationship or parenting issues. The service also provides help to women (or other family members) who are experiencing violence or controlling behaviour by men.  1300 766 491

Local Supports

Local supports provide Men’s Behaviour Change Programs and in some locations case management, to assist men to work towards a life free from violent acts.

Baw Baw    The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Latrobe     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Bass Coast     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

South Gippsland     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Wellington     Latrobe Community Health  1800 242 696

East Gippsland     Gippsland Lakes Community Health (03) 5152 0013

Aboriginal Services

Baw Baw     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Latrobe     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Bass Coast     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

South Gippsland     The Orange Door 1800 319 354

Wellington     Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service  (03) 5155 8420

East Gippsland     Yoowinna Wurnalung  Healing Service  (03) 5155 8420

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