If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing domestic & family violence, call us on 0422 791 427

If you’re in immediate danger, call Emergency Triple Zero 000

Violence comes in many forms. We help women who have experienced domestic or family violence. We help them manage and recover from the acts of violence they endured. Helping them to feel safe again.

Confidentiality is an important aspect of counselling. This means that under normal circumstances no one outside of us is given any information – even the fact that you have been here – without your expressed written consent. The primary goal is to provide you with a safe environment in which you feel comfortable to discuss your concerns.

We support women to reduce the impact of the ongoing effects of violence and support them to move forward in their lives by providing short to long term individual counselling and psychotherapy.

Risk assessment, safety planning and referrals to crisis family violence services as required.

Victims of Crime

Being affected by crime, assault or trauma can be a difficult and confusing experience for anyone.

If you have been the victim of a serious crime in Victoria you may be eligible for financial assistance to help you recover from the effects of the crime.  This may include crimes such as family violence, sexual assault, physical assault and homicide.

Women Assist Counselling helps victims of crime with:

  • counselling
  • psychotherapy
  • advocacy

To access our service, you must first, either contact the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817 to get advice about reporting a crime, or you can visit the Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime website which offers information, advice and support for you and your family.

For women living in the Northern suburbs and Hume region in Melbourne, contact the Merri Health Victims Assistance Program

National 24/7 crisis helplines

1800 RESPECT Domestic Violence helpline – 1800 737 732

Suicide Call Back Service Suicide prevention helpline – 1800 811 811

Lifeline Crisis Support- 131 114

Direct Line Drug and alcohol helpline – 1800 888 236