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Partnership exploration – Emma House and The SAFV Centre

Emma House Domestic Violence Service (Emma House) and The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre)  have formed a partnership to explore the opportunity of becoming a merged organisation. Emma House and The SAFV Centre recognise a strong alliance between the two specialist family violence organisations; they each share similar philosophy, purpose and... Read more

Emma House sets the record straight

Emma House is disappointed by an article that appeared in a local newspaper this week, which attempted to bring our organisation into disrepute and undermine the valuable work we do to support women and children experiencing family violence by publishing comments from a former staff member who was only employed for short period of time.... Read more

Emma House welcomes National Plan Stakeholder Consultation Final Report

Emma House welcomes the release of the Federal Government’s National Plan Stakeholder Consultation Final Report. We strongly support the findings and themes, which demonstrate a thorough stakeholder consultation process and point to specific, tangible outcomes to address the domestic violence crisis we are facing in Australia. Emma House Chairperson, Gabrielle Toscan, reiterated the importance of... Read more

MARAM Collaborative Practice Training

MARAM Collaborative Practice Training is now available to professionals across the South West District Region. Please click here for details: Maram Collaborative Training Flyer 2022. What is MARAM Collaborative Practice Training? The MARAM Collaborative Practice training focuses on both collaborative practice and foundational aspects of MARAM that enable collaboration. The training enables practitioners to contribute... Read more

Ruth Isbel Staff Excellence Award 2021

This year the Emma House Staff Excellence Award was established after the tragic loss of Ruth Isbel, Emma House Executive Officer who was an inspirational leader and colleague.  Ruth led Emma House to support staff to provide the best service possible to women and children affected by family and domestic violence in the South West... Read more

COVID-19 – Our continued support to you

COVID-19 – Our continued support to you Emma House is continuing to deliver essential services to women and children who are experiencing family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19 and the increasing impact on our community, Emma House is changing the way we provide family violence services. These changes are based on advice... Read more
Anne - Emma House Warrnambool

Anne’s Story

When Anne met her partner, she was elated. He was articulate, educated, well-mannered and well-spoken. Everyone that met him thought he was wonderful and that he and Anne were perfect for each other. She had finally found the man she wanted to settle down with. They bought a house and started a family. Six months... Read more
Emma House Warrnambool - Sally

Sally’s Story

Looking in on Sally’s life, it was one to aspire to. Sally and her husband owned a house and owned rental properties, they had 3 beautiful children and drove nice cars. The family were looked upon by friends and family as the perfect family. Sally was from a great family – she was educated, intelligent,... Read more
Bella Story - Emma House Warranambool

Bella & Amanda’s story

Bella is only six years old, but her short life has already been marked by family violence. Last year, when Bella’s mother Amanda was eight months pregnant with her baby sister, Amanda was assaulted so badly that her hip was broken. Emma House provided an immediate crisis response to Amanda as she decided to leave... Read more