Crisis Centre (Pathways)
The Crisis Centre provides emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
In Australia the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that 17% of women (1,600,000) and 5.3% of men (447,600) had experienced domestic violence since the age of 15 (ABS Personal Safety Survey 2017). It should be noted that domestic violence is subject to under reporting due to shame, privacy, and lack of awareness and or fear.
Families are provided a caseworker who assists by working intensively around safety and finding a home for the families. This can include safety planning, counselling, parenting support, referring to Victims Support, Domestic Violence Court Support, applying to FACS Housing for Start Safely, applying for payments through Centrelink, assistance with finances, financial counselling or referring to an agency for this.
The Crisis Centre also provide clothing and other basic necesseities to support families in crisis and transition.