InTouch: Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, formerly Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service Ph: (03) 9413 6500 Toll Free 1800 755 988 (9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence works with women & children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. The service has a pool of bi-lingual and bi-cultural workers who provide support, information and referral to women and children escaping domestic violence. It also provides support and advocacy to women, including assisting women with housing and Centrelink, providing information about the refuges and other accommodation and women’s legal rights in Australia. InTouch workers also accompany women to legal appointments or court and other settings as required.
Salvation Army Domestic Violence Support Service (1300 36 36 22)
Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Domestic and Family Violence Referral Options, Victoria, January 2016
The Department of Social Services Family Safety Pack includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe and has been translated into 46 languages. To access these resources click HERE
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