Healthy relationships

On this page, you will find a library of support services and community groups related to healthy relationships.

Relationships are formed with everyone that we know. These include romantic relationships but also those with friends, family, people that we work with, those in our community and with ourselves. It’s important that we have the skills and awareness to navigate these relationships to ensure they have a positive influence on our life.

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Support Services

MacKillop Family Services

Supporting families and children. Programs include Out of home care (including foster, kinship and residential care), Disability Services, Youth Support Services, Education Services, Family Services and Support and Heritage and Information Service.

Website: www.mackillop.org.au

Safe Steps

Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre. They provide specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

Phone: 1800 015 188

Website: www.safesteps.org.au

Centre for Multicultural Youth

The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Website: www.cmy.net.au

GenWest

GenWest is committed to improving gender equity in Melbourne’s western region. We deliver family violence services and undertake health promotion actions. To escape family violence, phone us on 1800 436 937 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email us on fvassist@genwest.org.au. If you need an interpreter, first call the Telephone Interpreter Service on 131 450.

  • Phone: 1800 436 937
  • Website: genwest.org.au
  • Location: 317-319 Barkly St, Footscray

inTouch

A state-wide specialist family violence service that works with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds, their families and their communities in Victoria. They provide case management to women, training, conduct research, and run community-based projects in order to address the issue of family violence in the community.

Phone: 1800 755 988 (Note: If you are experiencing abuse and need a translator, please call TIS on 131 450 and ask them to call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, or Safe Steps on 1800 015 188. Both services are open 24 hours.)

Website: www.intouch.org.au

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service is an advocacy organisation that works with disabled young people who are aged 12 to 25. They work with disabled young people in Victoria to make sure you can speak up and are being treated fairly.

Website: www.yacvic.org.au/ydas