Family Violence Services

IndianCare is committed to addressing the issue of family violence in the Indian communities in Victoria through prevention, early intervention, awareness-raising and education activities with funding received from the Victorian Government.

Family Violence Prevention program to ensure Family Violence and Gender Inequality are not tolerated and adequately responded to in the Indian community in Victoria.

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Project Ujala This Multicultural COVID-19 Family Violence program delivers family violence awareness raising and early intervention activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by Family Safety Victoria; Department of Premier and Cabinet (Office for Women and Multicultural Affairs)

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Other projects:

  • Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work project prepares students for a career in the family violence field. Supported by Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elder abuse awareness online sessions with Punjabi seniors in the Western suburbs through Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.
  • Involvement in family violence research:
    • HARMONY study trial by La Trobe University of general practice intervention to prevent and reduce domestic violence among South Asian communities.
    • OPERA research project on ageism and discrimination by Eastern Community Legal Centre and Swinburne University
    • The MuSeS study to inform support strategies for immigrant women and children experiencing family violence by university researchers and MCWH.

 

Our Board Member, Mr. Manjit Singh makes an appeal to respect women and ensure they are safe.

Posted by Mind Blowing Films (Operators of Indian Filmfare Festival, Melbourne) on their social media reaching audiences across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji

 

EVENTS

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Where can I get help

If you would like to have a confidential chat, have any questions about family violence or would like more information about the services available to you – please call IndianCare on 1300 005 040 or email us on help@indiancare.org.au

Family violence and support contact numbers:

If you are experiencing abuse and need an interpreter, please call TIS on 131 450 and ask them to call

  • Safe steps:
    1800 015 188​ (24 hours family violence support)
  • 1800 respect:
    1800 737 732 (24 hours family violence support)
  • Mensline:
    1300 78 99 78 (24 hours support, referrals & counselling services for men)
  • Lifeline:
    13 11 14 (24-hour Telephone counselling service)
  • InTouch multicultural Centre Against Family Violence :

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY OR IF YOU ARE CONCERNED FOR YOUR OWN OR ANOTHER PERSON’S SAFETY – CALL 000