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Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV)

Family & Domestic Violence

Coonabarabran, 2357

Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) is a specialised domestic and family violence program for women 18 + (children are also supported) who have separated from a violent partner/family member, & choose to remain in their home or another home of their choice, in Far West NSW. The program highlights the victim's housing stability, preventing them from being homeless. SHLVV is a SHLV is long-term, needs-based program which integrates with other agencies including police, Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services, health services, Housing NSW, and other community supports. Priority for accessing support is given to women where circumstances make it more difficult to access support for victims.

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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.

Eligibility criteria

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 process

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.

Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) location

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56 Cassilis Street Coonabarabran NSW 2357
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Opening hours

Monday - Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm

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