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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Escaping Violence Program Financial Support – Agency Fast Track Application

The Escaping Violence Program (EVP) has recently introduced an agency fast-track application process that aims to streamline and expedite the financial support clients can receive. A worker can apply on behalf of an eligible client. EVP works directly with agency workers and has no contact with the client.

Support workers will need to:

  • Fully complete and submit the EVP application on behalf of the client with their consent.
  • Commit to continuing to work with the client while EVP process the payments (five business days).
  • Support the client to identify their goals, the path toward them, and how the EVP package can assist with the achievement of these goals.
  • Inform EVP within 24 hours if the client disengages with the referring agency or if the agency closes the engagement episode.  

The EVP program offers financial assistance and support to help eligible people move forward and establish a home that’s free from violence with individualised packages of up to $5,000 that are tailored to enable choice and autonomy. 

( Source: EVP email, 4.5.23)