Referral Forms - Provider
Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS)
Target group: individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with barriers to resolving their own homelessness in the Maitland, Cessnock, and Dungog LGA's [accepting clients of all gender identities].
Our specialist homelessness service provides accommodation and outreach support services. This program includes outreach support, as well as some crisis accommodation [female identifying only] and transitional accommodation [accepting clients of all gender identities]. This program involves intake and case management.
Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV)
Target group: Women who have experienced domestic violence in the Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog and Singleton LGAs.
Our SHLV program provides support to women to stay safely in their own home. This may include case management support, safety planning, and security upgrades.
Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (DVCAS)
Target group: Women who have experienced domestic and family violence – this program covers the following local courts: Maitland, Kurri, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Scone, Dungog and Port Stephens.
Our DVCAS program provides information about AVO’s, explains the court process relating to AVO’s and related charges, provides support and advocacy at court and within the justice system, refers to other services, and provides assistance to access legal representation in some instances.
Local Coordination Point (LCP)
Target group: Women who have experienced domestic and family violence in the Port Stephens-Hunter and Hunter Valley Police District Area Commands (see above courts).
Carrie’s Place Local Coordination Point responds to referrals from Police and other agencies for women who have experienced domestic or family violence. The LCP offers support and referrals, advocacy and liaison with Police and the justice system, safety planning, and support for immediate needs. Referrals to the LCP can also include referrals for clients who have been assessed to be at Serious Threat and may need to be referred to a Safety Action Meeting (SAM) to coordinate safety actions – please request and complete Safer Pathway referral form for SAM referrals.
Victim's Services Appointments [women identifying only and being case managed by Carrie's Place]
Victim’s Services appointments are offered at Carrie’s Place by an external solicitor. The solicitor offers pro-bono advice, information, and support to apply for Victim’s Services.
Family Law Appointments [women identifying only and being case managed by Carrie's Place]
Family Law appointments are offered at Carrie’s Place by an external solicitor. The solicitor offers pro-bono advice, information, referrals, and support in relation to Family Law. This may include support to apply for Legal Aid and at times representation in the instance that the client is eligible for Legal Aid.
Carrie’s Place offers groups including domestic violence education groups. Please contact 4934 2585 to see what is currently running before referring.
Send the completed form to: [email protected]