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safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

Help women and children live free from family violence.

One in three Australian women experiencing family violence in their lifetime.

Of all reported incidents of family violence, 35 per cent have been witnessed by a child.

By making a donation today to support safe steps Family Violence Response Centre, you will be making a real difference to the lives of the thousands of women and children we assist each year to live free from violence.

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is Victoria’s statewide not-for-profit first response service for women, young people and children experiencing abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them.

We provide a comprehensive range of support services to enable women and children to become – and stay – free from violence.

safe steps fields over 90,000 calls per year, where specialist family violence support workers complete comprehensive risk assessments, arrange crisis accommodation, develop safety plans, provide information, and refer women to outreach services, while working closely with Victoria Police to ensure women and children are safe.

How will donations be used?

Your donation will assist women and children who use our vital services by providing a 24/7 family violence response phone line, transportion for woman and children fleeing abuse, emergency safe accommodation and ongoing support programs.

Key areas of expenditure

safe steps responds to women and children at risk by:

  • Providing a specialist family violence response phone line that operates 24/7, including on public holidays and weekends when other services are closed
  • Providing safe emergency accommodation
  • Providing basic necessities for women and children who had to leave their homes with nothing
  • Providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety planning carried out by skilled, specialist support workers
  • Referring women and children to support options in their community, including specialist family violence services and generalist supports

Contact Details

PO Box 4396
MELBOURNE VIC, 3001

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.