How FVREE Can Support You

Our Specialist Family Violence Advocates support women and children who are experiencing family violence in Melbourne’s eastern areas.

FVREE receives family violence referrals from The Orange Door EMR network within Melbourne’s eastern areas.

We want you to know:
  • You are not alone

  • Help is available

  • Someone else’s choice to use violence is NEVER your fault

  • It is a fundamental human right to live free from violence

How FVREE Case Management can support you
  • FVREE Case Management workers will support and work with you to develop an ongoing ‘goal directed care plan’ tailored to your specific needs and goals. It will also include a focus on ‘perpetrator accountability’, which means holding the person responsible, for their choice to use violence.

  • Your ‘goal directed care plan’ will include a brief summary of your situation, your goals and how you will work together with your FVREE worker to achieve those goals.

  • Before creating your goal directed care plan together, your worker will need to ask you a range of questions about your experience of family violence, your safety needs and your recovery needs.

  • This will include a detailed discussion about your situation, the violence you are/ or have experienced and your current level of risk. Following this discussion your worker will check in with you on a regular basis to ask whether anything has changed, including whether your risk has gone up or down. This information is really important as it will help inform your safety plan, goal directed care plan and how FVREE can best support you.

  • To achieve your goals and get the most out of working with FVREE, you will need to complete any actions allocated to you in the goal directed care plan and have regular, open conversations with your Case Management Worker, including telling them if your situation and/or needs change. If you are unable to complete your allocated goals, please tell your worker.

  • Your Case Management Worker will review your goal directed care plan with you on a regular basis to check it is still current and meeting your safety and recovery needs.

You are not alone
Help is available
It’s NEVER your fault
It’s your right to live free of violence

The FVREE Case Management Program offers a broad range of support and recovery services:

  • Ongoing risk assessment & safety planning for women and children
  • Development of an ongoing, tailored, goal directed care plan
  • Support to hold perpetrators to account for their choice to use violence
  • Court support and IVO applications
  • Advocacy and support linking in with Police
  • Advocacy and support linking in with Child Protection
  • Lock changes, home safety audits & security
  • Financial support for family violence safety and recovery needs
  • Specialist elder abuse family violence support
  • Specialist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander family violence support (Aboriginal Liaison Officer)
  • Referral and support linking in with:
  • If you find it hard to communicate in English FVREE staff are able to arrange an interpreter for you. Interpreter services are free of charge, however in order to cancel interpreter services, 24 hours notice is required.

  • We operate in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region across the Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Knox, Monash, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges municipalities.

What to do if you need help:

  • If you are in immediate danger call 000 and ask for the Police

  • If you or someone you care about is experiencing family violence, contact The Orange Door, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Or find your nearest Orange Door Service

  • After hours, contact Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 24/7 or visit:

  • Tell someone you can trust – a family member, a friend, a neighbour or your doctor

FVREE acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. FVREE pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

FVREE acknowledges people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, their children, pets and other animals, who are responding to family violence in the community.

FVREE respects all people who are responding to family violence, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability.

FVREE is a child-focused and child safe organisation.

 FVREE acknowledges funding from the Victorian Government