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
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Family Violence Outreach Program
The Family Violence Outreach Program offers case management support to women and their children who are or have experienced family violence. The case management team offer women and children a risk assessment, safety planning and then support and advocacy to access the services and resources they need to improve their safety and well-being.
The FVOP also provide court support for women attempting to obtain an intervention order and an open support group for women who have experienced family violence. This group enables women to connect with other women who have survived violence.
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:
-Single session assessment and therapy
As well as various groups including:
-Aboriginal girls group
Call WRISC on (03) 5333 3666 and ask to speak to someone in Intake from the Children's Counselling 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