Domestic Violence Support Services
Jenny's Place is a specialist support service for women and children who are experiencing domestic and family violence.
If you are in immediate danger ring 000 and ask for the police and/or an ambulance. Give them your name and address and explain it is urgent. If there are any firearms or weapons involved inform them of this.
It is important to report incidents of domestic violence to the police. If it is not an emergency you can call the closest police station:
- police.nsw.gov.au and enter a postcode to find details for your nearest station, or
- Call 131 444 for the police assistance line.
Police have the power and responsibility to intervene and protect you and your children from all types of domestic and family violence and/or stalking. Ask to speak to a specialist Domestic Violence Liaison Officer (DVLO).
You should also report domestic violence to your local doctor. The history of the abuse can be extremely valuable to you in both criminal and family law matters that may arise in the future
Crisis Accommodation & Support Services
Jenny’s Place provides safe, supported crisis accommodation for women, with or without children, who are experiencing domestic and family violence or homelessness.
Supported Transitional Accommodation Program
Jenny’s Place can place women in transitional housing for 3 to 12 months. Our staff will work with you to improve financial planning skills, build up a positive rental history and find suitable long-term housing.
Outreach Support Services
We provide case management in the community, helping women to reach their goals.
Newcastle Domestic Violence Resource Centre (NDVRC)
NDVRC is the only facility in Newcastle offering long-term case management and counselling support for women experiencing domestic violence. We can support you to regain control of your life. Take the first step to escape abuse and violence. Call us.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm, at the Joy Cummings Centre, on the corner of Scott and Pacific Streets.
Call (02) 4927 8529 to find out more or to book an appointment.