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We provide safe and secure crisis accommodation to women with and without children, escaping family violence.
Women's Liberation Halfway House (WLHH) is a high security refuge which means we don't give out our address except to say we are in the Melbourne region. We look like an ordinary house in a ordinary street. WLHH provides short term accommodation and one of our specialised family violence workers will work with you to obtain longer term housing options. WLHH is built on a community living model, so you will be sharing the house with other women and their children. Your family will have an individual room and refrigerator but the kitchen and living areas are shared with other families.
For further information, advice and referral to WLHH please contact
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre ph 1800 015 188
Every woman and child has the right to live in a safe and secure environment. WLHH assists women and children at risk of family violence to deal with and overcome the affects of family violence.
Women's Liberation Halfway House History WLHH was established in 1974 by a collective of women who saw the need for a safe place for women and children wanting to leave situations of family violence. This establishment grew from the Melbourne Women's Liberation Movement and as a result the focus was very much on the empowerment of women and children from a societal and political context.
Short term intensive support and crisis accommodation to women with and without children experiencing family violence
Medium term accommodation
Outreach support in the broader community
Collaboration with Safe Steps supporting women in motels
In 2018, Women's Liberation Halfway House assisted in the following ways:
We provided assistance and support to 304 women & 255 children
Transitional housing & outreach support
268 women & 119 children
High security refuge accommodation
36 women & 36 Children
Crisis motel outreach
234 women & 190 Children