Liberty Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service Inc


Who we are and what we do

Liberty Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services provides crisis accommodation and support services to women and their children or single women escaping domestic violence or in crisis.

Liberty provides many services through its four main service delivery streams:

  • Galbaan House – Crisis Accommodation
  • Liberty Cottage – Outreach Centre
  • Specialist Housing Support Project and Transitional Housing Program
  • Community Partnerships Against Domestic & Family Violence Project

Services we offer

  • Specialist domestic and family violence support
  • Emergency supported accommodation
  • Transitional housing
  • Homelessness/housing support through Specialist Housing Support Project co-located with Housing NSW
  • Safety planning for women and children escaping domestic and family violence
  • Case management/case coordination planning for women and children
  • Brokerage
  • Information and advocacy relating to domestic and family violence and/or homelessness
  • Outreach support
  • Domestic and family violence support co-located with Family & Community Services
  • Education programs and support groups
  • Registered Men’s Behaviour Change Program

Our history

The service was founded in 1980, as the Hastings Women and Children’s Refuge Inc., by a group of local women committed to providing a safe place for women and children affected by domestic violence in the Port Macquarie Hastings community.

We have a proud history of almost 40 years of working to secure funding to provide crisis accommodation and support services for women and children in need.

Our vision

“To create communities where women and children are safe and live to their fullest potential.”

Our core values

  • Respect for all
  • Innovation and adaptability
  • Striving for excellence
  • Acting with integrity
  • Compassion and understanding


Contact us

Phone: (02) 6583 2155

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