1800RESPECT Partners

  • 1800RESPECT is delivered in partnership with not-for-profit organisations around Australia
  • Our partners provide specialist counselling services for the 1800RESPECT national service
  • Read more about our partners, and please visit their websites.

DVConnect (Queenland)

DVConnect is a not-for-profit organisation based in Queensland that has provided state-wide specialist domestic, family and sexual violence crisis counselling, intervention, information and pathways to safety (emergency housing and refuge) for 17 years.

In addition to providing counselling services for 1800RESPECT, DVConnect also operates the crisis telephone helplines of Womensline (including Pets in Crisis), Sexual Assault Helpline, and Mensline, DVConnect also conducts workplace training on domestic, family and sexual violence, and also provides support and guidance for organisations wanting to create a domestic and family violence workplace policy.

DVConnect also owns and operates Bella’s Sanctuary, a purpose-built 5 unit bridging-accommodation residence on the Gold Coast that opened on 27 August 2019.

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre (Victoria)

safe steps is Victoria’s statewide first response service for women, young people and children experiencing family violence. Response services includes 24/7 family violence response phone line, risk assessments, emergency and pet accommodation, safety planning, information and referrals, and a specialist Safe House.

Recovery services include trauma informed counselling and court support. They also run a number of prevention programs including policy submissions and consultations, participation in steering committees, taskforces, forums and advisory groups, school and community education initiatives, and workforce development and education.

They also run the safe steps Survivor Advocate Program, an ongoing initiative designed to empower women who have a lived experience of family violence to safely and effectively share their personal stories and raise awareness of family violence with a range of community and media audiences.

Women's Safety Services SA

Women’s Safety Services SA supports women and children who are experiencing and/or escaping domestic and family violence. In addition to 1800RESPECT, they also run the domestic violence crisis line in South Australia.

They run a number of services in South Australia including the Women’s Safety Contact Program, Ninko Kurtangga Patpangga (Ningo) the Southern Regional Aboriginal Family Violence Service, training and professional development for workers and community, and domestic violence services in Southern Adelaide, Western Adelaide, Eastern Adelaide and Northern Adelaide.

Women’s Safety Services SA also run the Migrant Women’s Safety Program, providing culturally sensitive needs and risk assessments, safety planning, support, information, advocacy and referrals. They also offer cultural competence training, and interpreting services.

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (ACT)

The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre was originally established in 1976. It is a not for profit organisation working to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, families and men. They provide 24 hour crisis call out service to police and forensic services, crisis and counselling telephone support service, counselling and group work to survivors of sexual assault and their families and supporters, and education, training and professional consultation to agencies and private practitioners.

CRCC is a complex and unique agency that encompasses a service dedicated to supporting men, Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA), and a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community service, Nguru, that provides crisis and counselling support for the impacts and effects of recent and historical trauma, making CRCC nationally unique for the diversity of services provided within one agency.

CRCC has also received funding through the Department of Social Services (DSS) for Royal Commission Support Services to support people who have been sexually assaulted as children within institutions, groups and industries through the provision of counselling, crisis support and information - provided in person and over the phone.

On the Line (Victoria)

On the Line is a professional social health organisation based in Victoria that provides counselling support. Established in the 1960s as Personal Emergency Services Australia, it has evolved to become a leading telephone and web chat counselling service in Australia.

On the Line are experts in men’s mental health, anger management, family violence, healthy relationships, integrated wellbeing, mental health, chronic health conditions, problematic drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide and trauma-informed practice for anyone affected by suicide. In addition to providing counselling services for 1800RESPECT, they are also a national provider to Mensline Australia, Suicide Call Back Service and SuicideLine Victoria. They are the only Australian organisation accredited by the American Association of Suicidology.