What is Family Violence?
Violence is defined as any act which makes another person feel fearful, unsafe and not in control of their own destiny.
Family violence can include physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, verbal and financial abuse. It can occur in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships. Family violence is predominantly, but not exclusively, perpetrated by men against women and children.
Berry Street offers family violence support services assisting women, LGBTIQ+ people and children to remain safely within their community wherever possible and maintain a life free of violence, while also addressing their emotional and practical needs and issues arising from the violence. It occurs in all ethnic & cultural groups, in all kinds of relationships & families, including heterosexual & same-sex relationships & against older people and people with a disability.
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If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, the following services provide help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: