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Staying Home Leaving Violence



Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) is a specialised domestic violence program aimed at preventing clients from becoming homeless. The SHLV service model is based on intensive case management which is long-term, needs-based and integrated with the following key agencies:

• NSW Police - Local Area Commands, • Attorney General’s Department - Local Courts • Legal Aid NSW - Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services • NGO agencies such as Aboriginal Medical Services • NSW Health - Area Health Services • Housing NSW – local Housing NSW office • Community Services - Community Service Centres

SHLV services provide individual lethality and comprehensive risk assessment for women (and their children) who are affected by domestic violence.

The programs supports women aged over 18 years who have separated from a violent partner or family member and choose to remain in their own home. This also includes women who experience ongoing abuse after separation. Children of these women are also supported by the program. The program targets women who choose to remain in the family home or another home of their choice.

SHLV safety planning and case management strategies support a process of enabling clients to remain separated from a violent partner by addressing common barriers to leaving violent relationships such as:

For more information or to speak with our Domestic and Family Violence Caseworkers, please contact PWHC Reception.

Crisis Support Lines


In need of emergency support dial 000

Women's Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line

(02) 8745 6999
or Free Call: 1800 810 784

Full Stop Australia: 24/7 Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Line

1800 385 578

Rape Crisis Centre

(02) 9819 6565
or Free Call: 1800 424 017

Family and Community Services 24 Hour Domestic Violence Line

1800 656 463


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