SafeT Pilot Program… continuing until December 2023
On average an abused woman may leave her partner up to seven or eight times before she breaks away for good. If someone who has been suffering from domestic and family violence is going to be able to make a permanent separation, they will need ongoing and consistent support. SafeT will provide post crisis support to break the cycle of returning. Macquarie University have been engaged to measure the pilot impacts.
Who is SafeT for?
Women with or without dependents who live in the Ryde, Hunters Hill, Epping, Lane Cove, Willoughby, North Sydney, Mosman, Ku-Ring-Gai and Parramatta (Epping and Carlingford only) LGAs, who have left DFV, are in private or social housing or in the family home and the perpetrator has left the home. Please note that clients experiencing significant and complex mental health and/or AOD needs may not be suitable for SafeT.
What can a SafeT Case Coordinator do to support women post crisis??
Launched in January 2022, SafeT can provide information and connection, advice and referrals, advocacy, the coordination of services, and support to navigate a way to a life free of violence for themselves and their families in line with the NSW Human Services Outcome Framework.
What is the process for referral?
Referral into SafeT can be via The Northern Centre, our collocated partners and externally through other services and organisations, for example the SAM, Link Wentworth Housing, CMRC. Before you make a referral, please check the client’s eligibility.
Referrals can be made via our Intake Coordinator on 9334 0111, via our websiteor email referral to email@example.com initial assessment and allocation either into SafeT program or an alternative service/program. Please provide all relevant information in your referral including having the client’s consent for referral. Clients can also self-refer to SafeT.
How long is a client in the program?
Up to 3 months generally (and may be extended depending on complexity of the individual case).
The SafeT Pilot program is being funded principally by The Northern Centre, with contributions from the Department of Communities and Justice, Bendigo Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 2RRR, The Australian Chinese Charity Foundation, The City of Ryde, Red Cape Hotels, Ryde Rotary, Encore Beauty and the Dowd family.