How EDVOS can support you

EDVOS are here to support women and children experiencing family violence in Melbourne’s eastern region and we want you to know:

  • You are not alone
  • Help is available
  • Someone else’s choice to use violence is NEVER your fault
  • It is a fundamental human right to live free from violence
You are not alone
Help is available
It’s NEVER your fault
It’s your right to live free of violence
We provide a range of services to help you.
  • We prioritise the safety of women and children
  • EDVOS has staff that speak the following languages:

* Arabic * Cantonese * Fijian * French * German * Hindi * Hindustani * Indo * Fijiian * Kiswahilli * Korean * Malay * Malayalam * Mandarin * Ndebele * Nuer * Pinjabi * Polish * Punjabi * Russian * Shona * Spanish * Tamil * Telugu * Urdu * Xhosa * Zulu

EDVOS is also able to provide interpreters for these or any other language as required.

  • Our empathetic staff are trained in family violence case management. They will:

– listen to you

– believe you

– provide information and support

– help you develop a safety plan so you can remain in your own home, or help you find a safe place to stay

– help you support your children, keep them safe and prioritise their wellbeing

– contact support services you may need such as legal, counselling and financial

We operate in Melbourne’s eastern region across the Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Knox, Monash, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges municipalities.

What to do if you need help:

If you are in immediate danger call 000

Contact EDVOS on 03 9259 4200 between 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday

Contact Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 24 hours per day or visit: safesteps.org.au

Tell someone you can trust – family, friends, neighbours or your doctor

ABOUT EDVOS

EDVOS is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne's Eastern Region.

We provide a broad range of integrated services to support women and children who are responding to family violence.

We prioritise the safety of women and children as a fundamental human right whilst working to ensure perpetrators are held accountable for using violence.

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