Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services provides specialist support and housing services to women and families affected by domestic and family violence and homelessness in the Port Macquarie Hastings region.
The organisation was formed in 1980 as the Hastings Women and Children's Refuge Inc. and has since evolved and expanded to provide a wide range of services to those in need of domestic violence and homelessness support.
What we do
Our specialist support team help families through all stages of their journey towards safety. From helping a woman in the peak of crisis secure a safe place to stay, through to supporting her as she navigates the various services available.
At Liberty we take a whole-of-family and whole-of-community approach - while remaining focused on our central goal of keeping women and children safe.
Specialist domestic and family violence support
Emergency supported accommodation
Safety planning for women and children escaping domestic and family violence
Case management/case coordination planning for women and children
Brokerage and links to other services
Information and advocacy relating to domestic and family violence and/or homelessness
Homelessness/housing support through Specialist Housing Support Project co-located with Community Housing Ltd
Domestic and family violence support co-located with Family and Community Services
Education programs and support groups
Registered Men's Behaviour Change Programs - Engage2Change and Fixed Address
In the Community
Liberty is involved with many community events thorughout the year. Working in partnerships with other organisations, we aim to increase awareness and proactively prevent domestic and family violence in our community.