Wadeye safe house
Based in the Northern Territory (NT) town of Wadeye, Wadeye safe house is the only safe house in the area that provides a 24-hour service, 365 days a year. Wadeye safe house provides emergency accommodation and support for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. Since opening in 2011, Wadeye safe house has steadily grown from providing crisis accommodation for eight to over 90 women and children per month, from more than 20 clan groups. One Tree aims to empower service users to leave harmful situations through advocacy and to provide women with the skills to become economically and socially independent.
The Wadeye safe house provides:
- crisis accommodation;
- case management;
- referral services;
- safety planning using a therapeutic tool designed specifically to work with Indigenous people; and
- community awareness raising.
Phone: (08) 8978 1020 Email: email@example.com
The Wadeye safe house relies strongly on community support to ensure quality service delivery and works closely with the police, community health service and the night patrol.”
One Tree Wadeye safe house works with the NT government and a range of stakeholders to support women and children who have been identified as at risk of homelessness due to unsafe circumstances at home. The service provides follow-up consultations with clients who may need additional support. Welfare visits can be arranged in conjunction with the Office of Children and Families and the Aboriginal Community Police Officer for Wadeye. The safe house also works with the Aboriginal Legal Service NAAFVLS and the police to ensure appropriate legal actions are taken in regard to domestic violence orders and trespass orders, to improve living arrangements. One Tree Wadeye safe house has developed an innovative approach to preventing female homelessness in Wadeye, through facilitating and promoting discussion around domestic violence and safety planning.
Laverton crisis intervention service
One Tree provides community engagement and outreach services that focus on early intervention, prevention and follow-up for victims of family and domestic violence. One Tree works with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support, MEEDAC, the Kiddies Corner playgroup, the Shire of Laverton and a range of service providers and community members to support families in this region. The service opened in April 2015 as an on-call safe house for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence or crisis, and promotes the safety and wellbeing of women and children in the Laverton community and surrounding area. One Tree provides community engagement and outreach services that focus on early intervention, prevention and follow-up for victims of family and domestic violence.
Phone: (08) 9031 1899 Mobile: 0487 999 468 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I cannot imagine life in Laverton without the crisis centre! I like to talk about service providers and footprints in the community, so many of our service providers do not have any footprints here and therefore do not have any impact. The crisis centre has two feet firmly planted here creating footprints throughout the community and its use will continue to increase. It is a safe haven for women and children, day and night, 24/7… We have a stable and sustainable working relationship, which I am hoping will continue long into the future.” Laverton police, 2017