Help and Accommodation
Do you need help during lockdown? We are open
DVSM support people experiencing Domestic and Family Violence, homelessness, or other safety and wellbeing needs in NSW, and we are open.
With increasing COVID-19 restrictions across Greater Sydney and growing impact in regional New South Wales, it is important to remember during this Lockdown period if you are experiencing Domestic and Family violence:
- Services are open to help you
- You can leave your local area (please note, this also includes leaving with your children)
- Remember, there is always someone ready to help, you don’t have to do this alone
- Domestic violence is never OK
If you are in immediate danger, please call 000
If you are in the City of Sydney or Western Sydney you can call DVSM for assistance on (02) 9621 0800
If you are in Wilcannia you can call DVSM for assistance on (08) 8091 5739
If you are seeking support, there are also other services ready for your call:
NSW DV Line: 1800 656 463
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Link2Home: 1800 152 152
About DVSM Services
People are at the heart of our approach and we use a case-by-case process to identify, understand and respond to a person’s individual needs. This could include advocacy, housing services and/or goal setting.
We work in partnership with people to meet their needs while also developing their skills to be able to seek help from others into the future. This involves us working with the broader system and connecting people to the most appropriate support services.
More detail on our services below:
Support in Inner Sydney
Moving Out Moving On (MOMO) provides outreach support to women with or without children in the inner city of Sydney, who are escaping from or experiencing Domestic and Family Violence or are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Support and accommodation in Western Sydney
Refuge Outreach Action Response (ROAR) provides refuge accommodation and outreach support to women who are escaping or experiencing Domestic and Family Violence, homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. We also have a Domestic Violence After-Hours Service (DVAHS) Monday to Friday between 1pm and 8.30am or 24 hours a day Sat and Sun.
Support and accommodation in Wilcannia (remote rural NSW)
Wilcannia Safe House (WSH) provides overnight, short and medium-term accommodation plus outreach support for women with or without children who are escaping or experiencing Domestic and Family Violence. The House predominantly supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
What you can expect
Discover what you can expect when you interact with our services and how we'll support you.
Insight Exchange Foundation
Insight Exchange (established by DVSM) centres on the expertise of people with lived experiences of domestic and family violence and gives voice to these experiences. It is designed to inform and strengthen social, service and systemic responses to domestic and family violence.