The Outreach Program of DFVSS operates from Liberty Cottage at 22 Table St, Port Macquarie. Liberty Cottage supports women and children impacted by domestic & family violence and homelessness where crisis accommodation is not required.
The Outreach Team provides:
Case management services
Immediate crisis brokerage
Support, risk assessment and safety planning as well as post crisis linkages to ongoing support
Support Workers are available to meet the dominant needs of our client base – an understanding ear to hear and validate women’s experience. The majority of women present with domestic violence being the most pressing issue for them at the time.
In response to community need, over the past 12 months Outreach Support Workers have continued to provide much needed support into outlying areas. Wauchope Neighbourhood and Information Centre and Laurieton Library provide space for workers to regularly meet with women.