Who is eligible?
Women affected by family and domestic violence who live in the Byron Shire.
Time: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm
call 6684 4299 to make an appointment or for further information,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRS aims to empower and assist women toward safety, self-sufficiency and wellbeing in the community by providing:
- Information and support
- Assessment of situation including risks and needs
- Safety planning and referral to services to improve safety
- Case-management and Case-coordination of multiple services
- Counselling to support recovery
- Support groups focused on education and recovery from trauma
- Community education
WRS is a program funded through Family and Community Services (FACS) in the Integrated Domestic and Family Violence Services Program (ID&FVSP).
It also steers the local DV Committee – Byron Shire Integrated Domestic Violence Committee – which has members from NSW Police, Community Corrections, NSW Health, Drug and Alcohol services, family support services, Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS). The committee is a multi-agency response which aims to improve outcomes for those affected by domestic violence through increased and more proactive services to victims and children, intentional and co-ordinated criminal justice responses and integrated service systems, and through taking preventative action by way of community education.
The committee produces resources like “Charmed and Dangerous – a woman’s guide to reclaiming a healthy relationship” which are available through the WRS for FREE or through donation.