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Geelong: 03 5222 4318 Wimmera: 03 5381 1211 Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 Hours): 1800 806 292 Safe Steps (24 Hours): 1800 015 188

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Crisis Response

Our service provides 24 hour immediate crisis responses and support for anyone who has experienced a recent sexual assault or women and children experiencing family violence.

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

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Case Management

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

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Early intervention

An early intervention response for children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual or sexually abusive behaviours, or family violence.

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Victims Assistance Program

We are the service provider to deliver the Victims Assistance Program (VAP) across the Barwon South West region.

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South West support

Women and children impacted by family violence in the South West can assess support and services through The SAFV Centre, locally known as Emma House.

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Training & Education

We run a range of professional and custom training sessions to support the understanding of sexual and family violence, how to respond and prevent.

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Primary Prevention

We strive to deliver prevention initiatives that support gender equality, promote respectful relationships in our community and contributes to the prevention of violence against women.

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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

Supporting the Victorian community throughout Barwon, Wimmera, and the South West regions, we offer a specialist range of support services to all people impacted by sexual and family violence, encompassing 24 hour crisis response, case management, therapeutic counselling and group programs, early intervention programs, refuge and housing support, legal services, professional training and primary prevention initiatives. We also provide specialised support for all victims of crime through the Victims Assistance Program for Barwon and the South West.


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Donations & Fundraising

We appreciate 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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