In addition to providing support to women while they are living in a Starick refuges, Starick also supports women and children:
- when they are living in the community, are experiencing family and domestic violence and are unable or unwilling to access refuge accommodation;
- when they leave our refuges;
- when they move into a Starick transitional home.
Outreach worker support
Starick's outreach worker supports women and children in the community who have escaped family and domestic violence in the following ways:
- Assisting with safety planning
- Liaison with services such as income support, health and education services
- Help with accessing support groups and other community services
- Support if you need to attend court or access other legal services
Starick's outreach worker can be contacted on (08) 9398 5039.
Domestic violence support in police stations
Starick has domestic violence advocates based at Armadale and Cannington police stations.
They are available for women who attend the police stations to report an incident of family and domestic violence. Women can also be referred by police or other organisations. More details.
The "Safe at Home" program
Starick’s "Safe at Home" program is designed to help women and children experiencing domestic or family violence to stay safely in their homes after separation from their abuser.
Starick manages a supported transitional housing program for women and children escaping family and domestic violence.
Typically, this subsidised rental housing is available to women and their families after a stay in a Starick refuge.