The following organisations are all Aboriginal where you can be sure that the staff have a good understanding about culture.
Freecall 1800 105 303
292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
03 9244 3333
Barwon SW Office
177 Koroit Street, Warrnambool VIC, 3280
03 5562 5755
03 5304 2400
Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past. In addition to legal support and counselling services, Djirra also offers the Koori Women’s Place and cultural and wellbeing workshops including “Sisters Day Out”.
Elizabeth Morgan Housewebsite
03 9482 5744
Elizabeth Morgan House provides a range of support to Aboriginal women and children experiencing family violence from crisis through to recovery programs. It has a Women's Refuge, a crisis and intake service, a case management service, Intensive Case Management, counselling and court support.
Orana Gunyah – Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)website
75-79 Watton Street Werribee. Vic. 3030
Orana Gunyah supports Aboriginal women and children escaping or experiencing family violence through short-term crisis accommodation and support, case management, advocacy and referral and a specific service for children.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VALS)website
186 Nicholson St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9419 3000
The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service provide a comprehensive range of social and emotional wellbeing services. VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the family and community through individual assistance, programs, and activities.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)website
1800 064 865
VALS can help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who need legal support or advice. They even offer services for children and youth.
Wathaurong Health Serviceswebsite
62 Morgan Street North Geelong VIC 3215
03 5277 0044
Wathaurong family services have specialist family violence workers who offer appropriate support in relation to safety, housing, trauma, health, child development, social inclusion and anything else needed. The family violence workers can also liaise with police and with accommodation services when required.
For those wanting to access non-Aboriginal services, you can contact The Orange Door and let them know that you would like to speak to a non-Indigenous support worker.