Berry Street Northern Specialist Family Violence Service (NSFVS)
Eaglemont. VIC 3084
Northern Specialist Family Violence Service (NSFVS) Berry Street assists women, LGBTIQ+ people and children who are experiencing or have experienced family violence in the Hume Moreland area who have experienced family violence. Services include short, medium term and intensive case management, and counselling.
Workers can refer victim survivors for a specialist family violence service response including family violence counselling at Berry Street or at one of the Community Health Centres across the northern metropolitan region.
Workers can encourage victim survivors to contact the NSFVS Triage and Response service at Berry Street directly or assist clients to call.The client will receive a response from a specialist family violence practitioner, who will complete a risk and needs assessment and refer on to other family violence service responses, including case management and counselling as appropriate.
In partnership with Baptcare, Berry Street also provides a program for women to explore family safety and alternatives to force in their intimate relationships. Positive Shift involves weekly group work (16 sessions total) and case support over 16 weeks. It uses a therapeutic, trauma-informed approach. For more information about group work, see the current northern region group work calendar.