The Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program is a service funded through the Department of Communities and Justice and aims to reduce risk to women and children in the Queanbeyan and Palerang region.
SHLV provides women and children victim/survivors of domestic violence (DFV) support to remain safely in their own home or the home of their choice, while the perpetrator of violence/abuse is removed.
SHLV can provide a range of services, including advocacy, emotional support, safety planning, security equipment and long-term case management. This support is confidential, free of charge and not time limited.
The Staying Home Leaving Violence program strives to maintain the safety of women and children by ensuring that they are not forced into homelessness or moved away from their support networks such as family, friends, school and community.