About the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA) provides services in Victoria, Australia within the Mornington Peninsula, City of Frankston, Bayside, Port Phillip, Stonnington Glen Eira and Kingston local government areas. In addition we also work in the Cities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia growth corridor.

We offer a range of services including counselling for victim/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children and adults, female and male. The Centre works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers. In addition we run a treatment program for young people with sexually abusive behaviours between the ages of 10-17.

We also offer a range of alternate approaches to healing including art, reflexology, gym, yoga and support groups.

History

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault began in 1977 when a service was established at the Queen
Victoria Medical Centre, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. This was the first sexual assault centre to be established in Victoria.

It moved to Monash Medical Centre, Clayton when the Queen Victoria Medical Centre moved there. It was known as the Monash Sexual Assault Centre.

In 1993 the centre moved into the community and the premises in East Bentleigh were opened by the Honourable Minister for Health, Marie Tehan.

Our mission

To reduce, and ultimately eliminate, sexual assault and family violence through individual and social change.

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