The Victorian Government has announced further funding of $40.2 million for family violence crisis response services during COVID-19.
$20 million will be for short-term accommodation for family violence victim survivors who do not feel safe isolating or recovering from COVID-19 at home.
An extra $20.2 million will go towards family violence services to meet the demand during COVID-19. This includes nearly $10.4 million for accommodation and related support for victim survivors, and $5.1 million for more flexible support packages.
Almost $5 million will go towards new technology and protective equipment for family violence and sexual assault organisations, so they can adapt their services and keep their staff safe, while protecting and supporting victim survivors.
The package also includes targeted funding for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to meet additional demand for family violence case management and crisis support.
(Source: Premiers Media Centre, 10.4.20)