A community free from family violence, where everyone is safe.
Support for Indigenous clients
EDVOS is committed to providing culturally safe, supportive advocacy, with a holistic approach to services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence.
If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you have the options of working with our Aboriginal Liaison Case Workers. They provide family violence support and advocacy including risk assessments and safety planning and case management. They help you access a wide range of resources and assist you to make informed decisions. EDVOS has strong partnerships with Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA).
External services are able to refer clients to the Aboriginal Liaison Case Worker at EDVOS.
EDVOS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. EDVOS pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
EDVOS acknowledges people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, their children, pets and other animals, who are responding to family violence in the community.
EDVOS respects all people who are responding to family violence, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability.
EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation.