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We are open and here to support you

Our service is open and available to support people impacted by sexual assault and women, children and young people experiencing family violence.

If you, or someone you know, needs support, we encourage you to reach out. We know how difficult making the first contact can be. We are here to help. You can contact us via phone, email, webchat or in person at our offices.

When you contact our service we will ask you about your current situation, talk to you about any safety concerns or risks you are facing, and help you to decide what support you would like. You can contact us during business hours to receive information, talk to one of our Counsellor Advocates or Case Managers and discuss strategies and help available.

We are here to help and are committed to ensuring your safety and wellbeing.

Where to get support

If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000

For Barwon support

For Wimmera support

Crisis Care

Our service provides 24 hour immediate crisis care and support for anyone who has experienced a recent sexual assault.

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Counselling

We provide free and confidential trauma-informed counselling in the Barwon and Wimmera regions.

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Case Management

Free and confidential case management support to women and children experiencing family violence across the Barwon region.

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Training & Education

We run a range of training sessions to support the primary prevention of violence against women and family violence.

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Primary Prevention

We strive to deliver prevention programs that have significant reach and influences within our communities.

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Work With Us

As we continue to evolve and grow, we have a number of opportunities for passionate, values driven people who are inspired to make a difference.

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The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

We are a community based, not-for-profit service offering a range of free and confidential trauma-informed sexual assault and family violence services across the Barwon, Wimmera and Western Melbourne areas of Victoria. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre was established following the 2016 merger between Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) and Minerva Community Services (Minerva).

4,206

Total clients supported in 2019/20

321

Total number of people who attended our professional training 2019/20

3,004

Total number of adults, children and young people who received a therapeutic service 2019/20

Donations & Fundraising

We rely on the generosity of donors to be able to offer further comfort and support to adults and children who access our services. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and used for direct service.

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The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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