This service supports women and children experiencing domestic violence. Our experienced staff offer support and information in a safe and confidential environment. The support we provide is guided by the woman's own choices and we support her decisions regardless of whether she chooses to stay in the relationship or not. Our staff are all women.
All women who live and/or work on the Mornington Peninsula can use this service. The Mornington Peninsula includes the following areas: Dromana, Flinders, Hastings, Mornington, Mt. Eliza, Rosebud, Rye, Somerville and Tootgarook.
Please note: women in need of high-security refuge are accommodated outside their local area for safety reasons.
We also run a high security refuge where women and children from outside the local area can receive short-term accommodation and support.
Taking action against domestic violence can be difficult and frightening. Support can help women take the first steps towards a life free of violence and abuse.
Some of the women we have supported to begin rebuilding their lives after violence have written about their journey towards recovery. To read their testimonials, please click here.
Phone 03 5971 9454 (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm).
If you need assistance outside these hours and for emergency accommodation, including high security refuge, call the Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 015 188 or visit the website.