Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes

What is the Keeping Women Safe in Their Home program? 

Keeping Women Safe in Their Home is a program designed to undertake risk assessment, safety planning and security upgrades for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence so that they can stay in their own homes, or a home of their choice, where it is safe to do so. The program aims to achieve positive outcomes for families, women and their children to improve safety, well-being and reduce violence against women and their children. 

What sort of services can we provide? 

  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments, including the option for improved safety of their home as a response of domestic violence  
  • Undertake safety planning, property audits and technology risk assessments as part of a comprehensive case management plan  
  • Implement security upgrades in line with the risk assessment to secure the home  
  • Provide information, support and referrals to relevant service providers   

How do I access the program?  

  • Contact the Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes program (self or agency referrals accepted)  on 8932 9155 or via email kwsith@ywcaofdarwin.org.au
  • Undertake intake process and assessment of safety needs - Case Manager assesses risk vulnerability  
  • Safety concerns are identified and an action plan is developed  
  • Immediate works commence on property  
  • Individual case management plan prepared with Case Manager and client  
  • Review property works and reassess safety of clients  
  • If clients are in immediate danger Police will be contacted and safe accommodation arranged   
  • Clients who require further support in relation to their domestic and family violence circumstances will be referred to Case Managers within the YWCA Darwin Domestic and Family Violence Centre, or other appropriate services  

You can download the brochure here.  

Helpful Contact Numbers

  • Police (24/7) 131 444
  • Police Domestic Violence Unit 8999 0865
  • LifeLine 13 11 14
  • Health Direct After Hours GP Access 1800 022 222
  • Mental Health Support (CATT Team) 1800 682 288
  • Crisis Line (Mental Health Support) (24/7) 1800 019 116
  • Chile Abuse Taskforce 1800 700 250
  • Child Abuse Prevention Service 1800 688 009
  • Men's Line Australia (24/7) 1300 789 978
  • National Counselling Helpline (24/7) 1800 RESPECT

Accommodation/Support

  • Dawn House 8945 1388
  • Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women's Shelter 8945 2284
  • Catherine Booth House 8981 5928

Legal Services

  • Domestic Violence Legal Service 8999 7977
  • NT Legal Aid 8999 3000
  • Top End Women's Legal Service 8982 3000
  • North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) 1800 898 251
  • Darwin Community Legal Service 8982 1111
  • North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service (NAAFLS) 8923 8200 / Toll Free 1800 041 998

For more information, contact us at: 

A: Shop 2, Goyder Building   25 Chung Wah Terrace,  Palmerston   
T: 8932 9155  
E: kwsith@ywcaofdarwin.org.au 
W: www.ywcaofdarwin.com.au  

 

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