Indigenous Family Violence Program
About the program
The Indigenous Family Violence program 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 helps us support individuals to make positive changes to the way they live.
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 Indigenous Family Violence program for?
We support any Aboriginal woman who is experiencing or is at risk of family and domestic violence.
This service is free and confidential.
We operate in the areas of Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville.
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