Good Samaritan Inn has over twenty years’ experience supporting women who have experienced family violence in Victoria. Their services and programs target different stages of the family violence spectrum: crisis accommodation for women, children and young people escaping violence in the home, and therapeutic programs for families recovering from family violence. In combination, these programs reflect their vision to build a safe and thriving community where every woman and child lives free from violence. In 2018 they supported 237 women and 282 children and young people.
We are delighted that we have been a recipient of a Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust grant. With these funds we will be able to offer women, children and young people residing at our crisis accommodation service, critical specialised support on weekends when both external and internal case work staff are not available. This extra support will make a significant difference to the families’ ability to gain the strength and resilience required to get through the difficult period post leaving a violent relationship.
– Felicity Rorke, Executive Director
Organisation: Good Samaritan Inn
Grant type: Small Grant
The project will pilot a family violence resilience worker during weekends.
The dedicated staff member will provide critical interventions to women and children who are experiencing family violence.
While focussing on the women’s self-care, resilience, strengths and abilities the family violence resilience worker will deliver to women and their children crisis intervention that provides emotional and psychological support, safety planning, and support for taking the next steps in their journey.
A special thanks to the Grosvenor Foundation for their generous support.