Domestic and family violence (DFV) knows no boundaries. Significantly, this is not a socio-economic problem – DFV can be initiated by, and impacts upon, people from all walks of life, affecting people of all sexualities, religion, the young and elderly, and people with disabilities.

Often people experiencing domestic and family violence are forced to flee from their home out of fear for their physical and mental wellbeing and that of their children. Our specialist staff work with clients experiencing trauma caused by domestic and family violence to tailor appropriate supports in a safe environment – linking them with police, counselling, court advocacy services, victims financial supports, family law and legal aid.

3SA are a lead agent providing DFV services in northern New South Wales. We specialise in rapid rehousing, early intervention/ prevention, crisis refuges and safe houses, transitional housing, and intensive case management to protect and support victims.

The Domestic Violence Response Enhancement 24/7 response program: This real-time crisis response program provides women and children who are suffering crisis domestic and family violence, outside of regular working hours or on weekends, immediate access to safe accommodation, someone safe to talk to and basic needs like food and health requirements.

3SA are the lead agent in providing the domestic and family violence services in partnership with Women up North, Clarence Womens’ Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service.

Child Protection

Child protection services staff work with children experiencing challenges including domestic and family violence. Young children may be at risk due to inadequate or challenging parenting – for example, parent experiencing mental health issues or other complex medical or behavioural issues. Through an innovative approach, we have developed early intervention programs to assist and support parents, while protecting the child’s safety and wellbeing.

To find out more about programs available near you, choose your region below or call to discuss how we can help.

If you are in danger please call 000

If you need support and accommodation please contact the Northern NSW SHS Alliance on 1300 355 305

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