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WRISC gets the go ahead for exciting, new children's therapeutic program - Van Go
On Wednesday May 17 2017, Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, visited Ballarat to announce that our region will receive $4.033 million to provide intensive therapeutic support to women, children and their families experiencing family violence.

These projects include Berry Street's Restoring Childhood, Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) to provide intensive engagement and case management services for Aboriginal women, men and children affected by family violence and "Van Go", a partnership between WRISC and the Shire of Moorabool.

Van Go is a new experimental model with mobile therapy vans taking services to children affected by family violence.  WRISC staff celebrated by cutting a specially made Van Go cake. The van in the photo was presented by WRISC EO Libby to Families and Children Minister, Jenny Mikakos, as a token of our appreciation at the announcement.

Look at those happy faces!

2017 Victorian State Budget - Unprecedented $1.9 billion to combat family violence in the Victorian Community

"These measures will save lives."  Click here for more details.

Victorian Government releases 10 year plan for ending family violence

The Victorian Government released in November 2016 its document, "Ending Family Violence  Victoria's Plan for Change".

This document is "a 10 year strategy of action and investment to protect victims, punish the guilty, and change community attitudes", Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria. 

You can view the document here.

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 Volunteer Receptionist

WRISC is currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed volunteers to fill the Reception/Administration role:

  •  1pm - 5pm shifts available
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook essential
  • Reception experience welcomed
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) required

For further information, please contact Sandra on 5333 3666, Monday - Thursday.

WRISC is looking for volunteers who  are able to commit on a medium to long term basis.

WRISC Family Violence Support

WRISC exists to change the lives of women and children affected by family violence.

Violence (or abuse) can take many forms and includes:
  • isolating from family and friends
  • controlling access to money or how it is spent
  • name calling, belittling and putdowns
  • making all the decisions and controlling what she does
  • preventing practicing of cultural or spiritual beliefs
  • intimidation
  • making threats
  • physically harming
  • sexualised violence

We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. We know that violence of any kind denies people these rights.

WRISC helps to provide safety, support, information, advocacy, children's counselling, court support, and case management. We provide services across the Central Highlands region of Victoria, and our service is free and confidential.

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WRISC acknowledges the traditional owners of this land - their elders past and present, and is committed to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through respectful relationships and providing culturally safe and appropriate services.
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