Referral Forms

Self Referrals

You can call our phone line (02) 4934 2585 (for hours between 9:00 am - 4:30 pm) or our after-hours phone (02) 4933 1960 (4:30 pm - 9:00 am), and speak to our support staff, or alternatively, you can email to intake@carriesplace.org.au and provide your details, we will either communicate with you via email or phone based on your specified preference. The intake workers will then make an appointment with you to assess your needs and link you in with the most appropriate supports.

An assessment can be completed onsite through a face-to-face assessment (based on the current COVID-19 restrictions, this may possibly change). This will allow the opportunity for Carrie's Place to assess your needs thoroughly and supply you with the best of support.

TIPS
Have you used any Temporary Accommodation with Housing NSW?
Temporary Accommodation may assist you whilst you are waiting to link in with our services. Link2Home is a 24-hour phone service for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

You can call Link 2Home on 1800 152 152.
Alternatively, you can contact Hume Housing on (02) 9722 4300 or Compass Housing on 1300 333 733.

Are you escaping domestic violence or family violence?
You can contact the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 for crisis counselling and referral.

External Referrals

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.

Send the completed form to: intake@carriesplace.org.au
Phone: (02) 4934 2585 for enquiries

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.

Send the completed form to: intake@carriesplace.org.au
Phone: (02) 4934 2585 for enquiries

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.

Send the completed form to: intakedvp@carriesplace.org.au
Phone: (02) 4936 2906 for enquiries

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.

Send the completed form to: intakedvp@carriesplace.org.au
Phone: (02) 4936 2906 for enquiries

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.

Send the completed form to: info@carriesplace.org.au
Phone: (02) 4934 2585 for enquiries

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.

Send the completed form to: info@carriesplace.org.au
Phone: (02) 4934 2585 for enquiries

Group Work
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: info@carriesplace.org.au