Safer Pathways for Women and Children is a Zonta House and Department of Communities collaboration providing family and domestic violence specialist support to women who are social housing tenants residing in the Victoria Park and Cannington regional office zones, or for women and their children experiencing FDV who are seeking priority waitlisting. The program works with women who are residing separately and who are living with the perpetrator.
The program provides supports and interventions to keep women and children safe in their homes or supports them with advocacy for urgent priority transfers if it unsafe for them to remain in their property. Women are provided with the opportunity to be supported through brief intervention and/or case management support. While both program arms involve risk assessment and safety planning, brief intervention involves supporting women with up to three self-identified goals, and case management includes 6-12 weeks of intensive and specialised support.
We provide support to families to achieve safety in the community by:
• Conducting risk assessments
• Developing safety plans
• Providing FDV information and resources
• Providing court support
• Installing security at your home
• Interagency advocacy and support (including Department of Housing)
• Support letters
• Referring to relevant support services
• Referring to safe accommodation.