151 Langtree Avenue, MILDURA, VIC, 3500
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- Friday: 9am - 5pm
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03 November 2020
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28 December 2020
Free Confidential Counselling, support, legal advice and community education.
Why would I need help?
We help members of the Aboriginal Community.
Women and men can use our service.
FAMILY VIOLENCE IS:
When someone hits, kicks, punches, pushes, pulls hair, chokes you; or threatens to do any of these things. It includes using an object or weapon.
When someone hassles you to do or makes you do sexual things that you don't want to do. They don't have to physically force you to have sex with them for it to be sexual abuse, they might try to talk or trick you into it. If your not sure of what's going on like if you've had grog, yarndi or other drugs, or were asleep or passed out and someone does something sexual to you this is also sexual abuse.
Physical abuse, rape and sexual assault are all criminal offences
When someone calls you names, puts you down or ignores you. They may try to control you by trying to stop you spending time with your friends, or hassling you about what you do when you're not with them. Trying to make you feel small, stupid or crazy or, threatening to hurt themselves or others f you don't do what they want is also emotional abuse.
When someone controls or won't provide enough money for housekeeping, clothes and person items such as underwear, pads and tampons.
When someone won't allow contact with friends and relatives, often ringing home several times a day to make sure the victim has not gone out.
When you are made to feel bad about or not allowed to follow your own religious beliefs and practices.
When you are made to feel bad about or not allowed to follow your cultural beliefs and practices.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our counsellor can
-- Listen and talk
-- Offer non-judgmental support
-- Help you to plan how to be safe at home
-- Help to arrange other appointments or accommodation for you if you need them
-- May also refer our clients to medical practitioners or psychologists
We aim to provide a quality service to our clients combining with other agencies to provide a circle of trust and support.
The Aboriginal family is a circle of love. We are a proud culture that gathers together with strong beliefs. Never break the circle.
But it is not shame to break the circle of violence. It has no place in our proud Aboriginal Culture. src=