Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence isn’t particular about the people it affects. It’s not prejudiced and knows no barriers. It doesn’t discriminate based on your colour, religion, gender or even your age. It doesn’t care where you live or how much you earn.


Domestic violence is not usually just one single event... it is a chain of occurrences and behaviours which must be broken in order to make a long term sustainable and intergenerational change.

Domestic Violence Support Services

These programs provide support for women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence in the Shoalhaven region of NSW.

Domestic Violence Intervention Service

Operating in conjunction with the Nowra Police Station, YWCA NSW’s Domestic Violence Intervention Service is funded through the Integrated Domestic and Family Violence Services Program, Family and Community Services, Community Services.


The service operates out of Nowra Police station 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday with workers on-call on the weekend.


The role of the Domestic Violence Support Worker is to work in partnership with the Police at the Local Area Command in Nowra. The service provides crisis support and follow-up to victims in the Shoalhaven area who are affected by domestic violence.


To provide optimum outcomes victims are contacted within 48 hours of the domestic violence incident occurring. This is generated by the referral process with police obtaining consent from the victim. Clients are then referred to the South Coast Womens Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program.


A Domestic Violence Support Worker can be contacted on
02 4421 9658.

Nowra Domestic Violence Support Service

Funded by the NSW Government Family and Community Services, Community Services to provide women whose lives have been affected by domestic and family violence with support, information and referrals to other services that can assist including Centrelink, Housing NSW, Family Support and other Counselling services.


Through the Women’s’ Domestic Violence Support Service case workers are available to provide follow up support in a safe supportive environment and to assist women become aware of their strengths and gain confidence as they regain control over their lives. Workers also raise awareness and understanding of violence against women through effective community education to enhance the status of women and children.


For more information please contact the team in our Nowra office on 02 4423 8507.

Shoalhaven ‘Transport to Safety Project’

Funded by the Ministry for Transport, this project provides safe passage for women and children who are leaving a violent relationship by providing them with taxi vouchers. Many women who are exposed to domestic violence in the home are unable to escape due to transport disadvantage.


For more information please contact the team in our Nowra office on 02 4423 8507.

Wingecarribee Family Abuse Prevention Service

Funded by the NSW Government Family and Community Services, Community Services, this domestic violence service supports women with a focus on crisis intervention, support, provision of information, advocacy, referral and community education. Support workers also assist women when attending court to seek protection from domestic violence and also provides information on how legal services can assist and referral to other services such as Centrelink, Housing NSW, Family Support and other Counselling services.


For more information please contact the team in our Bowral office on 02 4861 1911.


For more informaton about assistance through Moss Vale court please call the number above or see further information about the Women's Domestic Court Advocacy Service here.




Domestic Violence Intervention Service



Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services


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