Additional information and resources
Helping you help yourself.
If you feel unsafe call 000 immediately
Phone: 02 4934 2585. (Please phone for appointments – appointments are essential.)
Location: 12 / 116, High Street East, Maitland.
Hours: Monday to Friday. 9.30 am. - 4.00 pm.
- the Rapid Response Worker, who will assist with urgent housing matters.
- free legal appointments.
- emergency relief support in the form of grocery and personal care packages.
- a safe space.
- a coordination point for donations.
- group work activities:-
- domestic violence education.
- Inner Strengths self-esteem workshop.
- Education about how to obtain and maintain a rental home.
SOME USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION.
- Technology safety: http://www.dvrcv.org.au/knowledge-centre/technology-safety and http://whwest.org.au/family-violence/resources/using-the-internet-safely/#general
- General domestic violence info & safety planning: domesticviolence.com.au
- Children’s Safety: www.community.nsw.gov.au
- Women’s Legal Issues: womenslegalnsw.asn.au
- Safe Use of the Internet: http://www.domesticviolence.com.au/pages/safety-online.phpGeneral information on DFV: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents,-carers-and-families/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-line
- General information on DFV: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents,-carers-and-families/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-line
- Child Protection Services: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/for-agencies-that-work-with-us/child-protection-services
- Staying Safe – my safety plan: https://www.1800respect.org.au/help-and-support/safety-planning/
- For Students: http://anrows.org.au/
- Telephone counselling Support: http://www.lifelinehunter.org.au
- National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Online counselling https://www.1800respect.org.au/
- Same Sex DV - Another Closet: http://ssdv.acon.org.au
- Government policy on Domestic Violence: http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/
- Facts for tenants experiencing domestic violence: http://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-12-domestic-violence
- About Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s): http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources/apprehended-violence-orders-applicants
HOW TO BROWSE WEBSITES SAFELY. ALWAYS DELETE YOUR BROWSING HISTORY.If you think your devices or internet search activities are being monitored, access this information from a device that isn’t being monitored. That should be a device that the person does not or has not had physical or remote access. This is the safest thing to do if you don’t want someone to know that you are visiting these websites. Sign out of other accounts, such as Google or Facebook, before visiting these sites. Use your internet browser settings to increase your privacy, such as turning off browsing history or using the browser in-private mode. If it is safe to do so, delete the websites URLs, that you don't want stored from the browser history.
IMPORTANT. Take the time to read the following links, they contain some great information on how you can clear your history and browse safe.
HOW TO CLEAR BROWSING HISTORY ON ANY BROWSER
HOW TO CLEAR BROWSING HISTORY ON IPHONE OR ANDROID