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Indigenous services

Indigenous Family Violence Program

The Indigenous Family Violence Program (IFV) provides a service for anyone from the Indigenous community (or those who are community connected) who are currently experiencing family violence or have experienced family violence in the past.

Family Violence encompasses as range of abusive behaviours such as:

  • Physical Assault
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse
  • Coercion and threats
  • Intimidation and isolation
  • Financial Abuse
  • Spiritual Abuse

The IFV Program is free and confidential and offers education, short term supportive counselling, advocacy, referral and court support for intervention orders or family court matters.

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Additional support

Safe Steps (24/7) on 1800 015 188
Crisis support, Marian Community on (03) 5821 9458

Koori Alcohol and Drug Worker

The Koori Alcohol and Drug Worker (KADW) is a free service, providing support for Aboriginal people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of their substance use, as well as those who are affected by someone else’s substance use.

The KADW provides support, education, information, referrals and therapeutic counselling to support people to address their substance use issues. The program works with those who want to reduce their use, decrease the impact alcohol and other drugs are having on their life or cease using substances.

The program is provided to those living in the Greater Shepparton area.

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Additional support

Direct Line (24/7) 1800 888 236
Family Drug Support (24/7) 1300 368 186

Aboriginal Pathways Program

The Aboriginal Pathways program works in providing support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are accessing Mainstream Health and Welfare services within the Shepparton and Moira Shire areas. The program provides culturally appropriate service that understands and assists clients in creating new pathways to appropriate services.

It also offers support to mainstream organisations who provide services to Aboriginal people and assists providers in focusing on opportunities for improvement in relation to cultural competency, pathways, care planning, access and health literacy.

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