CRUCIAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT EXPANDS TO GLEN INNES

Thursday, 17 February 2022

 

A DOMESTIC violence support program aimed at reducing victim’s risk of homelessness is being expanded to Glen Innes, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS) would deliver Staying Home Leaving Violence across the local government area from later this year.

 

Mr Marshall said the program assisted women and children to stay safely in the family home, while the perpetrator was removed.

 

“Domestic violence is a scourge on our community and women and children trying to escape a violent situation will often sadly be forced to leave their home and move away from their crucial support network of family and friends,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“This program aims to turn that relocation around through cooperation with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator (the violent partner) from the family home so that victims and their family can stay safely where they are.

 

“It also provides a range of support, such as safety planning, improving home security, help in managing finances, support for children, and helping you with the complicated legal process.

 

“Importantly for the child this program reduces the likelihood of displacement and disruption to children’s educational, personal and social development.

 

Staying Home Leaving Violence has had proven results in Inverell Shire and I see this as a significant step towards keeping families in Glen Innes safe and in contact with support networks and loved ones.”

 

Mr Marshall congratulated Moree Family Support for expanding its delivery of Staying Home Leaving Violence into the Narrabri Shire.

 

“Moree Family Support is one of the leading agencies supporting families experiencing domestic violence in the North West,” he said.

 

“Through this strategy MFS is supporting women during the AVO process, and helping them to establish group programs to build self- esteem and support networks.

 

“I’m pleased this specialised support is being expanded down the Newell Highway into the Narrabri Shire.”

 

This expansion forms part of a $32.5 million announcement in the 2021/22 NSW Budget.

 

Staying Home Leaving Violence Eligibility

  • Women only, aged 18 years and over who have separated from a violent partner.
  • With or without children

 

Current Staying Home Leaving Violence communities  

 

LGA and Service Provider Contact
Moree Plains Shire

Moree Family Support Inc

(02) 6752 8027

 

Inverell Shire

Tamworth Family Support Service

0417 858 634
0417 786 736

 

Victims of domestic violence can also call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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