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Our continued support to you

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre is continuing to deliver essential services to people who are experiencing sexual assault and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our people, our clients and the community. As a result, we have mobilised our workforce to support clients remotely and will continue delivering our case management, counselling and early intervention services, via telephone and online platforms.

We recommend anyone looking for support or wanting to refer clients to our service, to contact us via email or telephone.

All of our training and events have been postponed and we are looking at alternative ways to deliver these services in the future.

We know in times of crisis, sexual assault and family violence can become more frequent and severe. We will continue to prioritise the safety of people impacted by sexual assault, and women, children and young people experiencing family violence and support them through this period.

Where to get support

  • If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000
  • For Geelong support
  • For Wimmera support
  • 24 hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292.
  • Safe Steps: Family Violence Response Centre: 1800 015 188
  • 1800RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732

Latest COVID-19 information

For information and updates on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Please stay connected with us through our social media channels where we will continue to provide updates on our services – Facebook and Twitter.

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).

3,865

Total clients supported in 2018/19

737

Total number of people who attended our professional training 2018/19

2,766

Total number of adults, children and young people who received a therapeutic service 2018/19

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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