The type of assistance provided by these services, and eligibility criteria varies. If you want to refer staff or customers for assistance, see Good practice for industry family violence guidelines – Referral Options
Some members may welcome partnership arrangements with businesses to facilitate direct referrals.
If you have queries about how our members – or other community organisations might help – contact us.
|Organisation||Brief Description||Provides (paid) family violence training|
and consultation for industry
|Consumer Action Law Centre||Community legal centre – provides legal advice and advocacy on consumer, credit & debt matters – including family violence related. Telephone financial counselling, policy & campaign work.||N|
|Domestic Violence Victoria||Peak body for family violence services in Victoria. Policy and campaign work.||N|
|Financial & Consumer Rights Council||Peak body for financial counsellors in Victoria. Policy and campaign work.||N|
|Good Shepherd Aust & NZ||Provides a range of services including family violence & financial counselling.||Y|
|Justice Connect (Homeless Law Service)||Outreach-based legal info and advice for people who are homeless (or at risk). Relatedpolicy and campaign work.||N|
|Uniting Kildonan||Provides a range of services including family violence & financial counselling.||Y|
|Women’s Information and Referral Exchange Inc. (WIRE)||Provides free support, referral and information on any issue for all Victorian women and gender diverse and non binary people. Education and research programs including on family violence and financial capability.||Y|
|WEstjustice||Community legal centre and policy and campaign organisation in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Expertise in family violence related financial & legal issues.||N|
|Women’s Legal Service Vic||Community legal centre – provides legal advice and assistance and financial counselling to women experiencing family violence. Policy and campaign work on related issues.||N|
|Council of Single Mothers and Their Children||CSMC works to improve both their lives and those of their children, through telephone and email support, giving single mothers a greater voice and advocating for their rights in employment, income security, affordable childcare and housing and respectful treatment from government agencies.|