Safety at home

Everyone’s home life is different. Regardless of who you live with and where you live, it is important for your health and wellbeing that you feel safe at home.

If you live in a home where there is lots of shouting and swearing, throwing things, pushing or hitting, this is known as family violence. Violence can be physical, verbal, or sexual, or it might involve neglect. If there is violence at your home or you are worried about this happening you can contact one of the following services for support:

1800 RESPECT – A counselling line for any Australians who have experienced or are at risk of family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault

W: T: 1800 737 732

Safe Steps – Victorian 24/7 family violence response centre

W: E: T: 1800 015 188

In an emergency, always ring the police on 000.

If you are experiencing homelessness or are worried about this happening, there are services in Victoria that can help:

Frontyard Youth Services ­– provides assistance to 12 to 24 year olds who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness

W: T: 03 9977 0077

Housing VIC

W: T: 1800 825 955