Emma House

Warrnambool Domestic & Family Violence Services

Emma House Domestic Violence Services is a courageous feminist, client-lead organisation that aims to reduce the impact of domestic and family violence on individuals, women and children and our community.

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It's exciting times at Emma House! We are growing and expanding our program and service delivery. New positions available now.

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2022 Ruth Isbel Excellence Award

We're super excited to announce the 2022 recipient of the Ruth Isbel Excellence Award

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Outcome of Special Resolution

At the Emma House Annual General Meeting on 20 December, members voted on a Special Resolution that would enable the proposed merger with the Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SAFV) Centre to proceed.

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Emma House Domestic Violence Services Inc. is the primary specialist domestic and family violence service in South West Victoria. Since 1979 Emma House has been assisting women and their children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

Emma House offers an opportunity for women to talk to someone about their situation without judgement or discrimination. We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. We know that violence of any kind denies people these rights. We support women and children of all ages, backgrounds and spiritual or religious beliefs.

Emma House helps to provide safety, support, information, advocacy, children’s counselling, court support and case management. We provide services across the South West region of Victoria, and our service is free and confidential.

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Family Violence is behaviour towards another family member of that person if behaviour:

• Is physically or sexually abusive; or
• Is emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
• Is financial or economically abusive; or
• Is threatening; or
• Is coercive; or
• Is stalking or harassment

And can be any other way that controls or dominates the family member and causes that family member to feel fear for the safety or wellbeing of that family member or other person; or behaviour by a person that causes a child to hear or witness, or otherwise be exposed to the effects of, any of the behaviours referred to above.

Emma House Domestic Violence Services actively values and promotes diversity in our community and affirms our commitment to always be inclusive and respectful to all, regardless of gender, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, level of ability, cultural or language background.

We welcome people who are LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex, queer, plus other sexual minority identities).

Based in Warrnanbool, servicing South West Victoria

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Our Vision

A society where women and children live free from violence.

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