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 the support to break the cycle of returning.
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 andParramatta (Epping and Carlingford only) LGAs, who have left domestic family violence, are in private or social housing or in the family home and the perpetrator has left the home, requiring support to navigate their way to a life free of violence.
SafeT pilot started in January 2022 and will continue through to December 2023.
How do they get here?
Referral into SafeT can be via: The Northern Centre services; our collocated partners; externallythrough other services, organisations and the sector; SAM; CHPs; Police; Health; Education, as examples.
What is the process for referral?
Phone on 9334 0111, via our websiteor email referral to firstname.lastname@example.org initial assessment and allocation either into SafeT, or alternative services depending on client needs.
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 12 month 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.