Domestic Violence Support Services We exist because we believe that all children and families should have a safe home, strong connections, and opportunities to thrive in life. Sadly, for many families, that is not the case, and our work focuses on supporting vulnerable families, women, young people and children who are struggling across a whole range of issues, but particularly those who have been impacted by disadvantage, violence and trauma. As well as supporting parents and families in the Shire, we also support local families impacted by violence in a number of ways – from court advocacy & support for AVO matters, to caseworker services and safety planning. We also run Domestic Violence support groups, and specialized therapeutic groups for safe caregivers and their children. All our programs are accredited, trauma informed and evidence based programs meaning we only deliver high quality programs that support our client’s physical, emotional and psychological health.It’s easy to believe that in the Shire we are immune from such tragedies, but disturbingly, there are over 4,000 reports to local police each year for domestic violence matters in our catchment areas, there are, on average, 10 families EVERY DAY that need help. Just last year, SSFS helped over 1,800 local women and families seeking help and support.Of course, these services, while provided to our clients for free, cost money to provide. SSFS employs qualified social workers, psychologists, family therapists, mothercraft nurses, educators and other skilled welfare workers to deliver these programs to clients.