Who we assist
SHLV is targeted at women aged over 18 years who have separated from a violent partner or family member, and who choose to remain in their own home, or another home of their choice. Children of these women are also supported by the program.
Priority will be given to women aged over 18 years, who are experiencing family or domestic violence, and where their circumstances may mean they find it more difficult to access support.
Priority circumstances include:
-D&FV victims from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
-D&FV victims affected by socio-economic disadvantage
-D&FV victims from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds
-D&FV victims affected by social exclusion
-D&FV victims who have a disability
-D&FV victims who are caring for a child with a disability
-D&FV victims aged 16 – 18 years for referrals only
Referral pathways are established through collaborative networks with Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, NSW Police Force, Housing NSW and other service providers, such as, accommodation support services & self referrals.