In order for us to truly flourish, we need to feel safe in our homes and relationships. Domestic Violence has the ability to undermine our sense of safety in the world and it does not discriminate. Seeking support can be frightening and confusing, so we have listed a number of confidential face-to-face services in the Northern Rivers Region who work with individuals and families to achieve safety. We have also listed phone counselling services that are available 24/7 for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Each of these services are specifically trained in the area of domestic violence and are therefore skilled in supporting individuals and families to either stay in or leave relationships that are no longer safe. Please feel free to explore some of the links below. We as a community are here to help and support you or your loved ones to navigate often very tricky and delicate matters.
Local Organisations (Northern Rivers NSW)
These organizations employ teams of counsellors and trained professionals to support individuals and families navigate domestic violence. They are a wonderful resource for safety planning and have access to resources and funding that might be helpful moving forward.
DV Telephone Counselling Services
If you feel unsafe having these numbers appear on your call history, you might like to save them under a different name that you recognize. These services are discrete and will not return your call unless you have instructed them too. Many of these services also have an online chat option if that feels safer and more comfortable.
Domestic Violence and the Courts
Navigating orders and the court process can be stressful. Here are some links that might have some valuable information for you to consider.