Information for Referrers
Domestic Violence After Hours Support in
About Domestic Violence
After-Hours Service (DVAHS)
Domestic Violence After Hours Service (DVAHS) supports clients and offers support to access immediate needs, secure temporary accommodation and assistance to access financial benefits along with emotional support.
Domestic Violence After-Hours Service (DVAHS) provides support to single women and women with children in Western Sydney who are experiencing or escaping Domestic and Family Violence.
DVAHS provides personalised short-term case management during and outside of business hours for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of domestic and family violence.
DVAHS is funded to support women who live in the following Local Government Areas (see the full list of suburbs):
- The Hills
DVAHS is funded to prioritise work with:
- Women, with or without children, who are escaping domestic and family violence and who have been placed in temporary accommodation; and
- Women with accompanying children who are in need of temporary accommodation as a result of domestic and family violence.
- DVAHS provides personalised short-term case management outside of business hours for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of domestic and family violence.
Every individual's support needs are different
Below are just a few of the ways that the DVAHS team have provided support to people:
Access to information about what services are available
Facilitating access to essentials such as food, clothing or personal items or other pressing needs such as medication
Help with the establishment of, and relocation to, a new home
Support to access temporary accommodation following immediate crisis
Assistance to access financial benefits including crisis payments
Immediate access to emotional support
You can contact Domestic Violence After Hours Service
(DVAHS) directly, without a referral
Mon-Fri between 8.30am and 5pm
(on call outside of these days/hours - 24hr service)
Via the Contact Us page
VAHS is available to discuss submission of referrals 24/7 via phone call on 0435 492 813
OUR OTHER SERVICES
Refuge Outreach Action Response (ROAR)
Moving Out Moving On (MOMO)
(Inner City Sydney)
Wilcannia Safe House (WSH)
(Far West NSW)
Accompanied Children's Support Services
No Interest Loans (NILS)