A 24/7 specialist family violence service that supports victim survivors with immediate intervention that promotes a wraparound model of care, safety and recovery.
VincentCare’s Marian Community is a 24/7 specialist family violence service located in Shepparton, Victoria.
The service is primarily available in the City of Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie but provides an enhanced after hours crisis service response to family violence in an expanded area that includes Mitchell and Murrundindi, thus servicing an area from the Murray River in the north to Wallan in the south, known as the Goulburn Region.
Services and supports focus on a wrap-around model of care, including:
- Crisis accommodation
- Refuge accommodation/referrals/access
- Immediate intervention intensive Case Management:
- Risk assessments
- Safety planning
- Information and family violence education
- Financial and material aid
- Court support
- Social engagement
- Family Violence Flexible Support Packages
- Enhanced After-Hours Responses
Marian Community works with people from all walks of life, family violence does not discriminate. We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure that every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their ability, cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. Family violence affects not only the victims themselves, but the children who witness it, extended families, friends, workplaces and ultimately the whole community.