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Good Shepherd helps with specialist domestic and family violence recovery, crisis and housing services and works closely with emergency and protection services.

We can:

  • Provide individualised support to meet your safety needs in our case management program 
  • Connect you to legal services, financial assistance, counsellors, support groups and housing services
  • Assist you in the healing and recovery process
  • Support you in developing long term resilience

 

For sexual assault, domestic and family violence support please call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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Forms of family violence

  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Social abuse
  • Stalking
  • Psychological abuse
  • Technological abuse

If you or someone you know needs help immediately

Here are some ways we can help

No Interest Loans (NILs)

No Interest Loans (NILs)

For essential goods & services including:
  • household items (fridge, TV, washing machine + more),
  • furniture,
  • education essentials,
  • laptops & devices,
  • car repairs,
  • medical & dental expenses.
Borrow up to $1500. Pay back what you borrow. No Fees. No Interest. Ever.
No Interest Loans (NILs) for vehicles

No Interest Loans (NILs) for vehicles

For vehicles linked to day-to-day use including:
  • car (must be registered),
  • motorcycle,
  • scooter / mobility scooter,
  • boat,
  • first year registration and stamp duty (for purchase of vehicle).
Borrow up to $5000. Pay back what you borrow. No Fees. No Interest. Ever.
Family & Domestic Violence No Interest Loans (FDV NILs)

Family & Domestic Violence No Interest Loans (FDV NILs)

For women affected by family and domestic violence. Loans can be used for bond & rent, legal costs, security items, removalist and transport costs, car registration and repairs, furniture and whitegoods, utility bills, technology, medical & dental, education & employment tools/equipment . Borrow up to $2000. Pay back what you borrow. No Fees. No Interest. Ever.
Financial Independence Hub

Financial Independence Hub

The Financial Independence Hub is a free and confidential service supporting people who have experienced financial abuse to feel more confident with money and plan for the future. If you have experienced financial abuse and are ready to take practical steps to build your long-term financial independence, we are here to support you.
Good Shepherd ‘Pop-Up’ in East Gippsland & Towong

Good Shepherd ‘Pop-Up’ in East Gippsland & Towong

Good Shepherd is supporting Victorians in the East Gippsland and Towing regions to rebuild, following the 2019/21 bushfires which left many people financially vulnerable.
Family Violence Services Brimbank-Melton VIC

Family Violence Services Brimbank-Melton VIC

If you are experiencing family violence Good Shepherd can help. We provide specialist family violence services for those in the Brimbank-Melton region.
Bayside Peninsula Family Violence Services VIC

Bayside Peninsula Family Violence Services VIC

If you are experiencing family violence Good Shepherd can help. We provide specialist family violence services for those in the Bayside Peninsula.
Financial Counselling VIC

Financial Counselling VIC

Good Shepherd offers a free and confidential financial counselling service that assists people to gain control over debt and financial pressures.
Firmer Foundations NSW

Firmer Foundations NSW

Firmer Foundations is a free program for women focusing on money management and financial independence.
Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program VIC

Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program VIC

Improve your understanding of your finances and debt management with our Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program.
Family violence counselling for your children

Family violence counselling for your children

Good Shepherd's family violence service includes counselling and support for your children.
Housing services

Housing services

Our Family Violence services can help connect you with special crisis accommodation.
Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Our Family Violence services can help you with financial assistance.
Legal Services Advice

Legal Services Advice

If you are experiencing family violence, we can connect you with helpful legal services.
Counselling NSW

Counselling NSW

Good Shepherd offers a range of specialist counselling services to young people aged 12-17 and their families.
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