To create a world free of sexual and family violence.
To provide a quality service that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of victim/survivors of sexual and family violence and to raise awareness that such violence should not exist.
Barwon CASA provides free and confidential specialist counselling to women, men, young people and children who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence either recently or in the past and to their non-offending parents, partners, family and friends within the following programs
Each program is tailored to specific age groups and focuses on the developmental, familial, social and environmental needs.
All programs provide specialised information, advocacy, resources and support to individuals, professionals and the community.
24 hour crisis care service for adult and adolescent survivors of recent sexual assault, and non-offending parents/caregivers of children who have recently disclosed sexual assault. Counsellor/Advocates provide support, information about medical and legal options and advocacy with police and doctors as required.
A holistic, family focussed therapeutic prevention and early intervention service for children/young people under the age of 15 who have engaged in problematic or abusive sexualised behaviours.
Outreach services are provided across the Barwon Region.
Specialised information, training and consultation available to professionals and community agencies working with victims/survivor of sexual and family violence.
A variety of community education and training programs are conducted.
Business Hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
After hours appointments: Appointments may be arranged.
A 24 hour crisis service is available, weekdays, weekends and public holidays.
|Business Line:||03 5222 4318|
|Crisis Line:||1800 806 292 (24 hour service)|
|Fax Line:||03 5223 2979|
|Address:||291 Latrobe Terrace (P.O. Box 245)|
|Parking:||available at rear of premises|
Counselling can be accessed by phoning the Centre and making an appointment to see a counsellor or arranging to speak to a counsellor over the phone. Following an initial assessment visit, if sexual assault or family violence counselling is the decided course, ongoing counselling will begin as soon as possible. Recent sexual assaults and children are given a priority response.