The guides below are for the use of Rotary Clubs or the public to download and print as appropriate.
They will assist our more recent Australians to read and be informed of Australian law and models to prevent abuse in families. This includes abuse to women, men, children and our elderly.
Have your local printer print into simple format, including your own Club logo and leave copies at local community centres, refugee centres and locations where non-English speaking people meet. This is a fantastic way for your Club to create new relationships with diverse Australians.
So far, Rotary SAFE Families have translations into Dari, Hindi, Swahili, Mandarin, Farsi and Greek. We hope to have other translations in the future. We thank our translators for their generosity in volunteering their time and skills at no cost to SAFE Families.
SAFE Families with Rotary Hawthorn, is very happy to announce a supporting partnership with EDVOS and vice versa, EDVOS with SAFE Families.
Who is EDVOS
EDVOS is the lead specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region. We work across the continuum of family violence including primary prevention, early intervention, response and recovery.
EDVOS is a not-for-profit organisation, primarily funded by the State Government of Victoria. EDVOS also receives grants and donations from other sources.
We provide a broad range of integrated response support services for women, children and their pets who are responding to family violence.
Our training, education and primary prevention programs reach throughout Melbourne’s eastern areas and some extend across Victoria and Australia.
We prioritise the safety of women and children as a fundamental human right, while working to ensure perpetrators are held accountable for using violence.
We support women to make informed choices through programs and services that are individual, sensitive and evidence-based.
Our highly trained staff provide support, information, case management, safety planning, community education, programs for pet safety and a strong network of referral pathways to other services.
EDVOS areas of service
EDVOS is the lead specialist family violence service in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne and our response support services, education, training and primary prevention programs are available to more than 1.1 million people across the municipalities of:
EDVOS has been serving the community and supporting women and children responding to family violence for over 28 years.
EDVOS was established in 1994, as an amalgamation of family violence services provided by Outer East Domestic Violence Service and Inner East Women’s Service, EDVOS operated from a small residential home in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
EDVOS programs and services have expanded over the years to better support women, children, pets and animals responding to family violence in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne. We work along the family violence continuum and include primary prevention, early-intervention, response and recovery, which is underpinned by the current reforms led by Family Safety Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.
We continue our productive partnership and strong relationship with Victoria Police.
We’re proud of our organisation’s legacy and continue to maintain a strong focus on the safety of women and children and the accountability of perpetrators of family violence.
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Next Newsletter, I shall have some outstanding, inspirational news and photos of an initiative with the Ten Million Hearts Foundation in Uganda and ... their Rabbit Project that SAFE Families is sponsoring. Onwards and Upwards, Dorothy