Services for Women and Children

Services for Women and Children

Domestic Violence Hotline NSW – 1800 656 463

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463. The Domestic Violence Line is a statewide free-call number and is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

The Domestic Violence Line provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Trained female caseworkers are sensitive to the needs of people who have experienced domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Line staff are aware of the special needs of Aboriginal women and women from other cultures, as well as those living in rural and remote areas.  Interpreters and TTY can be arranged where necessary to ensure that all people, regardless of their language or disability can use the service.

The service has an extensive list of contacts, people and services across NSW who can help.

1800 respect – 1800 737 732

Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help. Dealing with sexual assault and domestic and family violence is never easy, but our qualified and experienced counsellors can provide information and refer you to support services that can help.

We provide professional telephone and online counselling service 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week

Staying Home Leaving Violence
Ph: (02) 6562 2272 Mobile: 0437 003 154

Leaving a violent and abusive relationship can be hard. It may mean having to move to a new area and having to start life over with a new home, new job and new school for the kids.You may also be short on money and not in a good mental health headspace.

The aim of the Staying Home Leaving Violence program is to prevent you and your children becoming homeless or having to move away from your support system of family and friends, and the school and community where you live.

Kempsey Families Inc. (02) 6563 1588

Our range of family support programs ensure services are available to support the well-being and nurturing of children and families, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. The programs help enable families to manage life transitions, ensure children are protected and contribute to building stronger, more resilient communities.

Liberty Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service Inc
(02) 6583 2155

Liberty Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service Inc. was formed in 1980 as the Hastings Women and Children’s Refuge Inc. to provide crisis accommodation and support to women and their children or single women escaping domestic violence or in crisis. The service was funded by the then Department of Community Services, Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) in 1986/87. The service is a non-profit organisation managed by a community based management committee.

Coffs Harbour Womens Resource & Information Centre
(02) 6652 9944

The Women’s Resource and Information Centre (WRIC) provides a central service hub in Coffs Harbour, with a counsellor, group programs, outreach services, North Coast WDVCAS and WaTCHIT all based at one site, allowing seamless wrap-around service delivery.

The service operates in Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Macksville and Kemspey local courts, and has offices located in Coffs Harbour and Kempsey, with Grafton staff working from Clarence River Women’s Refuge.

Speakout4kids – (02) 6563 1092

Speak Out 4 Kids needs YOU to be a role model for the community.Lend your voice and support this campaign to better protect the most vulnerable victims of Domestic Violence. We need people who have the ear of the community – you may be an educator, business leader, politician, sportsperson, healthcare worker etc. or someone who is passionate about child protection.

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.

Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web. Counsellors respond to almost 4,500 calls each week about issues ranging from relationship breakdowns and bullying, to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol use.

HeadSpace – Coffs Harbour – (02) 6652-1878

Headspace Coffs Harbour is a free, youth friendly confidential service. We have GPs, psychologists and youth workers available for appointments, or you can drop in any time between 9am and 5pm and we’ll do our best to help you. If we can’t provide the support you need we’ll do our very best to link you up with a service or someone who can!.

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