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Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses is a specialised program that aims to prevent homelessness for women and children affected by family and domestic violence.

By working in partnership with Tenancy WA and Street Law WA we together provide integrated legal and non-legal support services to resolve the complex tangle of issues family violence tends to create. Those issues can include:

  • family law
  • child support
  • child protection
  • debt
  • injuries compensation
  • criminal proceedings
  • tenancy
  • business and employment

How does it work?

Often a woman affected by family violence has to access a variety of services for help with a whole raft of legal and practical issues. By providing a support worker who uses an integrated case managed approach, Safe as Houses provides a more efficient, holistic and ultimately more effective way to resolve issues.

For more information on Safe as Houses, please contact us.

The latest news & insights

WLSWA Christmas Fundraiser

26 November 2020 News

Small acts of kindness can have a lasting impact. Here at WLSWA, it’s vital that we can provide emergency financial assistance for groceries, transport, kids gifts or whatever else may be needed by those experiencing hardship this Christmas. Please give generously to support those in need by donating to our Christmas Fundraiser. Many thanks! Donate here. 

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NEW – FDV Financial Counselling Services

27 August 2020 News

Women’s Legal Service WA are pleased to announce that we now offer a specialist family and domestic violence financial counselling service to all women in Western Australia who are experiencing financial disadvantage and/or hardship. We would like to acknowledge the Financial Counselling Foundation for enabling us to provide this valuable service. We welcome Merlene, an experienced Senior Financial Counsellor who …

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