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Crisis and Homelessness

Family Violence Services

The GEGAC Family Violence Team provides a confidential service for victims and survivors of family violence, and children experiencing family violence.

We assist in providing information, advocacy, referral, and support to people who have experienced violence in their relationships.

For more information

To learn more call GEGAC main reception on 5150 0700 and ask for Family Violence Services Intake.

Here’s some more information about family violence services:

Nungurra Youth Accommodation

Nungurra Youth Accommodation Service is a safe haven for young people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.

It provides a range of services and support to help young people get back on their feet and move towards a brighter future. The refuge is located in Bairnsdale, Victoria, and has been operating for over 20 years.

One of the key strengths of Nungurra Youth Accommodation Services is its holistic approach to supporting young people.

Staff members work with residents to develop individualised plans that address their physical, emotional, and social needs.

This can include things like counselling, education and employment support, and assistance with finding stable housing.

The refuge also offers a range of recreational activities and programs to help young people build their confidence and connect with others.

Another important aspect of Nungurra Youth Accommodation Services is its commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all young people.

The staff members are trained to be non-judgmental and supportive, and they work hard to create a sense of community within the refuge.

This can be particularly important for young people who may have experienced trauma or abuse in the past.

Nungurra Youth Accommodation Services is an incredibly valuable resource for young people in Bairnsdale and the surrounding areas.

It provides a vital safety net for those who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless, and its holistic approach to support ensures that young people have the best possible chance of building a brighter future for themselves.

Support includes:

  • Support for Indigenous & non-Indigenous young people
  • Independent living skills
  • Links to education, training & employment
  • AOD, legal, mental & physical health referrals
  • Income & budgeting
  • Positive connections to community
  • Identify goals

For more information

To learn more, call 5152 2188 or email nungurra@gegac.org.au

Here’s some useful links:

Willaneen Womens Shelter

Willaneen Women’s Shelter is short-term confidential crisis accommodation for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and children who are experiencing or are escaping family violence.

The shelter is a communal living arrangement.

Our workers aim to empower, encourage and guide families in assisting them in their journey to make life changing decisions, including the aim to live a healthy life and to connect to culture and identity.

For more information

To learn more, call GEGAC main reception on 5150 0700 and ask about the Willaneen Womens Shelter.

Children and Youth Resources

The Children & Youth Resources program provides support, information and referrals for accommodation services for young Aboriginal people aged 0 – 18 who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The role of the Children & Youth Resource worker includes supporting and advocating for the needs of Aboriginal children, referring families for accommodation services, and seeking temporary accommodation options.

To learn more:

To learn more, call GEGAC main reception on 5150 0700 and request Children Youth Resources Intake, or email Childfirst@gegac.org.au

Here’s some more info from the Commission for Children and Young People.