South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Domestic violence outreach unit

Tags: Family Violence, For Clients

Author: South Eastern CASA

This article is written for women and assumes a male offender, however SECASA acknowledges that both men and women can be survivors of sexual abuse and that offenders can be male and female.

SECASA & Hanover South Eastern Crisis Accommodation Service

A service for women and women with children from the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne who have experienced recent physical and emotional abuse and are not safe in their homes.
Available: After normal business hours phone (03) 9594 2289

After hours service - What do we provide?

The service is a free and confidential service which recognises that domestic violence and sexual assault are crimes.

If you have experienced recent physical and emotional abuse, live in the Southern Region and feel unsafe in your home then you can contact the service.

We provide:

  • Information
  • Support
  • Advocacy
  • Referral
  • Medical attention
  • Emergency accommodation

All enquiries are strictly confidential

Domestic violence is probably much more than you think.

When relationships become possessive and controlling you sometimes don't recognise what is happening.

DOES HE control your contact with family and friends?

DOES HE always have to know where you are and is suspicious or disbelieving when you tell him?

DOES HE become angry and jealous when you talk to other guys?

DOES HE put you down so much that you end up feeling you can't stand up for yourself?

DOES HE believe that men are superior and puts women down, even if he tells you that you are different?

DOES HE force or pressure you to do things against your will to the point where you are unable to make decisions?

THIS IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

You are never to blame for his violence

You do have rights
You can do something

Violence is NOT on

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey (2005) found that:

  • 1 in 3 women had experienced physical violence since the age of 15;
  • Nearly 1 in 5 women had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15;
  • 16% of women had experienced violence by a current or previous partner since the age of 15;
  • Intimate partner violence especially affects pregnant women. The survey found that 36% of women who experienced intimate partner violence were pregnant at the time of the violence and 17% of those women were pregnant when the violence started.

Family violence crisis service

8am-5pm, Monday-Friday (03) 9791 6111 or 1800 357 397
After 5pm Weekdays and on weekends 0400 503 338

Domestic violence outreach service

Westernport Accommodation & Youth Support Services WAYSS Ltd
Frankston (03) 9781 4658
Dandenong (03) 9791 6111
Cranbourne (03) 5990 6789
Narre Warren (03) 9703 0044
Pakenham (03) 5945 3200

Important phone numbers

Emergency 24 hour contacts

Other important numbers

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