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					                                         DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE LIST
           SERVICE                                                           COMMENTS                                                        CONTACT DETAILS
CRISIS SERVICES (24 hours /7 days week)
Domestic Violence Hotline
                                       One stop service, state wide.
                                       Provides information and referrals for legal services, police, health, NGO’s, child
                                       protection                                                                                        Ph: 1800 65 64 63
                                       Can also arrange overnight accommodation if needed.
Department of Community Services
                                       Child protection service state wide                                                                                          Ph: 13 36 27
(DoCS) Helpline
                                                                                                                                                                    Ph: 8688 5400
                                       Victims of crime can receive support over the phone and may be entitled to free
Victims Services                                                                                                                                           Freecall: 1800 633 063
Police                                                                                                                                                                   Ph: 000
Telephone Interpreter Service          Provides interpreters over the phone                                                                                          Ph: 131 450
                                       Includes interpreters for people who are deaf and hearing impaired
Health Languages Services                                                                                                                                         Ph: 9828 6088

• Accommodation/Housing
                                       Provides counselling legal and practical support for women who do not wish to leave
Staying home leaving violence                                                                                                    Eastern suburbs only          Ph: 0402 894 239
                                       their family home. Range of options can be discussed
                                                                                                                                                                  Ph: 9265 9081
Homeless Person’s Information Centre   Provides a list of immediately available refuge/hostel emergency accommodation.
                                                                                                                                 (9am – 10pm/ 7 days/ week)        1800 234 566
•   Financial Assistance

                                       Generally does not provide emergency financial support. Social workers are available at                                      Ph: 13 23
                                       Centrelink and can be seen by appointment.                                                00
                                                                                                                                 Multi-lingual Services:            Ph: 131 202
•   Welfare/ Support Services/Counselling
                                                                                                                               Bondi Beach Cottage Family Support
                                                                                                                                                                Ph: 9365 1607
                                                                                                                               Botany Family and Children’s Centre
                                                                                                                                                                Ph: 9666 5047
                                                                                                                               The Deli Women and Children’s Centre (Mascot):
                                    Family support services/community centres/migrant resource centres may provide                                               Ph: 9667
Family support services/community
                                    counselling, casework, groups, childcare, playgroups, referral, advocacy and               4664
centres/migrant resource
                                    information for families, in particular women and children in domestic violence
centres/neighbourhood centres
                                    situations. The waiting lists to see a worker or access a service can vary.                Walla Mulla Family Support Service
                                                                                                                               (Woolloomooloo)                  Ph: 9368 1381

                                                                                                                               Sydney Multicultural Services
                                                                                                                                                               Ph: 9663 3922

                                                                                                                               Child Adolescent and Family Health Team
                                                                                                                               Broadway Community Health Centre
                                    Health services provide free counselling with social workers/psychologists for
                                                                                                                                                               Ph: 9660 1888
Health services                     individuals, families and children. These are not crisis services and are appointment
                                                                                                                               Generalist Counselling Team
                                    based. Child and Family Health teams will generally see children around behavioural
                                                                                                                               Darlinghurst Community Health Centre
                                    and emotional issues.
                                                                                                                                                               Ph: 8382 1990
                                                                                                                               Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
                                                                                                                               POW Hospital                     Ph: 9382 2381

                                                                                                                               Victims Services                 Ph: 8688
                                    Victims of crime can receive support over the phone and may be entitled to free
Victims of Crime                                                                                                                                         Freecall: 1800 633

                                    Has a range of services for families including child protection, child abuse prevention,   Ph: 9339 8000 for the appropriate service
Benevolent Society of NSW
                                    early intervention, mental health services and home visiting.                              Waiting lists for each service varies
•   Legal Services
                                                                                                                                     City Central:             Ph: 9265 6499
                                                                                                                                     Maroubra:                 Ph: 9349 9299
                                        Domestic Violence Liaison Officers (DVLO’s) are experienced in police/legal issues           Mascot:                   Ph: 8338 7399
Police                                  around domestic violence.                                                                    Redfern:                  Ph: 8303 5199
                                        Domestic Violence Liaison Officers (DVLO’s) are available at the following police stations   Randwick:                 Ph: 9697 1099
                                                                                                                                     Surry Hills:              Ph: 9265 4144
                                                                                                                                     Waverley:                 Ph: 9369 9899
                                                                                                                                                               Ph: 8745 6999
Domestic Violence Advocacy Service      State wide service that provides free legal advice in relation to domestic violence
                                                                                                                                                                   9637 3741
(Women’s Legal Resource Centre)         and family court matters. Available weekdays 9.30am – 4.30pm (closed 12.30- 1.30)
                                                                                                                                                          TTY: 1800 626 267
                                                                                                                                                            Ph: 1300 888
Lawaccess                               Free on-line and phone advice and referral to legal services
Domestic Violence Court Assistance      Court Assistance Schemes provide support and assistance for women who are victims
                                                                                                                                     Waverley Court            Ph: 9349 8200
Scheme                                  of domestic violence and seeking redress through the courts.
Victims of Crime                        Survivors of domestic violence may be entitled to Victims of Crime Compensation
                                                                                                                                     Victims Services          Ph: 8688 5400

•   Additional Services
                                        •   Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers (NSW Police)
                                                                                                                                                                  Ph: 13 1444
                                            (contact the police service for details of officers in the local area)
                                        •   Indigenous Women’s Legal Contact Line                                                                       Freecall: 1800 639 784
                                        •   Mudgin-Gal Koori Women’s Centre, (Chippendale)                                                                       Ph: 9319 2613
                                        •   AIDS Council of NSW (Surry Hills)                                                                                    Ph: 9206 2000
                                        •   Gay and Lesbian Legal Advice Service (Inner City Legal Centre, Darlinghurst)                                         Ph: 9332 1966
Additional Services for Lesbians                                                                                                                                 Ph: 8594 9596
                                        •   Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service (Surry Hills)
                                                                                                                                                        Freecall: 1800 184 527
                                        •   Darlinghurst Community Health Centre - Generalist Counselling Team                                                   Ph: 8382 1990
Additional Services for Older Women     •   E. C. H. O. Neighbourhood Centre Bondi Junction                                                                      Ph: 9387 2885
                                        •   Older Women’s Network (Millers Point)                                                                                Ph: 9247 7046
                                        •   Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                Ph: 131 881
Additional Services for Women from          Domestic Violence Contact Officers
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse   •   Sydney Multicultural Services                                                                                      Ph:   9663   3922
Speaking Backgrounds                    •   Immigration Advice and Rights Centre                                                                               Ph:   9279   4300
                                        •   Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association of NSW Inc. (Harris Park)                                                   Ph:   9635   8022
                                        •   Immigrant Women’s Health Service (Cabramatta)                                                                      Ph:   9726   1016
                                            RHW Department of Social Work & SESIAHS WHU January 2009

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