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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
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Financial counselling and coaching
Available: 9am-5pm weekdays
Ph: 1300 050 150
Region: Statewide

Good Shepherd has established a Financial Independence Hub that supports victim survivors who have experienced financial abuse to feel more confident with money and plan for the future.

This  program provides one-on-one financial coaching to build financial independence, manage everyday finances and work towards goals.

The service is open to victim survivors of financial abuse who are in the recovery phase and over 18 years of age.

Services may include:

  • Developing skills and confidence for increased financial wellbeing and decision-making
  • Budgeting independently
  • Improving your relationship with money
  • Building your savings
  • Paying bills and meeting unexpected expenses
  • Connect you to a Financial Counsellor to explore your options
  • Preparing to return to work, study or register for Centrelink.

 

(03) 8692 2020
Region: Northern Metropolitan
PO Box 21
Glenroy. VIC 3046

Juno supports women and gender diverse people, with or without children, who are experiencing homelessness, often co-occurring with family violence. Juno provide homelessness and specialist family violence support, as well as working with individuals experiencing early signs of being at risk of homelessness and women working on long-term goals for economic independence.

Services include:

  • Homelessness support: short-term, task-focused support, and longer-term case management support
  • Family violence support: specialist family violence risk assessment and safety planning for women and gender diverse people also experiencing homelessness
  • Securing safe and affordable accommodation
  • Information and referrals to other specialist support services
  • Powering Future Choices; community workshops for women over 50 with practical information to reduce risk of housing and financial stress
  • EMPower 1:1 Coaching: coaches work in partnership with women who have experienced homelessness or family violence, supporting them to recover from the impacts of trauma and build strong, economically secure and thriving futures for themselves and their families
  • Rapid Response Clinic is a drop-in service that provides women(trans and cis) and non-binary people with information and practical support to get back on track.

 

 

 

Available: 9.30am-4.30pm weekdays
1800 007 007 
Region: Statewide

The National Debt Helpline is a free service and provides access for people to talk to a financial counsellor over the phone in relation to financial abuse and debt.

As well as a phone service, it offers a live chat facility: 9am-8pm weekdays.

 

1300 882 035
Region: Hume and Merri-bek
413 Camp Road
Broadmeadows
VIC. 3047

Uniting provides financial counselling for those who are going through financial issues as a result of family violence.

General financial counselling is also available for people who are experiencing financial stress, have large unpaid bills, loans and budgetting problems or are going through financial issues as a result of gambling.

Telephone and face-to-face financial counselling services are available.

Offices in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Fawkner, Brunswick, Dallas and Sunbury.

Contact: fcintake@vt.uniting.org

Ph: 1800 685 682
Region: Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra

Uniting has specialised Family Violence Financial Counsellors for those who are going through financial issues as a result of family violence.

General financial counselling is also available for people who are experiencing financial stress, have large unpaid bills, loans and budgetting problems or are going through financial issues as a result of gambling.

Telephone and face-to-face financial counselling services are available.

Offices in Banyule, Collingwood, Epping, Lalor and Preston. Also outreach to The Orange Door and the Aboriginal Advancement League.

Service provided in partnership with Anglicare and Banyule Community Health.

Ph: 1800 685 682 or email: referrals@nefcp.org.au.