WRISC Family Violence Support Inc.

WRISC Family Violence Support Inc. welcomes all women who have experienced or are experiencing violence or abuse, and are in need of assistance, to contact us.

205 Dana Street, Ballarat 3350

(03) 5333 3666



WRISC Family Violence Support

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

  • Family Violence Outreach Program

    The Family Violence Outreach Program offers an opportunity for a woman to talk to someone about her situation. WRISC will listen without judgement or discrimination. We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. Part of the support that WRISC offers is to provide women with information about family violence and common patterns of behaviour in abusive relationships. We work with women to help improve their safety and the feeling of control over their life. 

    Our Support Workers will use their knowledge and the resources available to them to support a woman and her children to achieve their goals.

    Call WRISC on (03) 5333 3666 and ask to speak to someone in Intake from the Family Violence Outreach Program.

  • Children's Counselling Program

    Many children are present during episodes of family violence and some children are abused directly. Witnessing violence can be terrifying, even more so if you are a child and it is directed at you or a family member. Nightmares, anxieties, fears and phobias of many sorts are a normal response. WRISC has three Children's Counsellors who can provide parents with advice and referrals, as well as group, family or individual counselling for children.  

    The Children's Counselling Service provides individual counselling using:
    -Play therapy
    -Art therapy
    -Single session assessment and therapy

    As well as various groups including:
    -Aboriginal girls group
    -Art therapy

    Call WRISC on (03) 5333 3666 and ask to speak to someone in Intake from the Children's Counselling Program

  • Aboriginal Program

    The Aboriginal Program at WRISC provides Intensive case management and Family Violence Court Support in a holistic approach which works with the whole family. The program is client centred, as well as home and community based. Building trust is an integral part of WRISC's approach, and can often mean that a much slower pace is required to allow this trust to build. As well as working with women and their children who are victims of family and domestic violence, the WRISC Aboriginal Program works with youth perpetrators up to the age of 18 years.

    Call WRISC on (03) 5333 3666 and ask to speak to someone in Intake from the Aboriginal Program