Aboriginal Family Violence Project
What is the Aboriginal Family Violence Project?
The Aboriginal Family Violence Project offers one to one counselling, mediation, advocacy and practical assistance to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or are at risk of family and domestic violence.
This program supports individuals to make positive changes to the way they live.
As part of the program, participants can be connected to other services including assistance with Violence Restraining Orders, application for housing or accommodation, one on one counselling or mediation and help with conflict resolution.
Who is the Aboriginal Family Violence Project for?
Any Aboriginal woman who is experiencing or is at risk of family and domestic violence.
This service runs in the Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville areas. It is a free and confidential service.
How Can I get Involved?
Give us a call or drop us an email using the contact details provided.
What is domestic violence?
Family and domestic violence occurs when someone in an intimate or family relationship attempts to gain or maintain power and control over another person. This includes a range of abusive or controlling behaviours, such as:
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Spiritual abuse
The effects of family and domestic violence
The effects on women and children are profound. Along with the possibility of serious injury or death, women often experience significant mental health issues and/or alcohol and other drug issues and it can have a major impact on their parenting role and functioning.
Other useful contacts:
- Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339
- Crisis Care 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008
- Police Emergency 000
- Police Operations 131 444
How do I get in touch?
Call (08) 9231 0921
Visit our South West Metro Service Hub, 10-12 Market Street, Fremantle WA 6160
Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm