About

WithRespect is a family violence and intimate partner violence service supporting LGBTIQ+ communities and their families. WithRespect offers a service model which can respond to both the person impacted by violence and the person using violence

WithRespect is not a crisis response service — people in immediate danger should contact 000.

WithRespect Provides

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Responses for LGBTIQ+ people who are or believe they are experiencing family or intimate partner violence
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Responses for LGBTIQ+ people who are at risk of experiencing or using family or intimate partner violence
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Counselling, case management and recovery programs for LGBTIQ+ people who have been impacted by family violence
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Programs for LGBTIQ+ people who are enacting harm or violence and are wanting to change their behaviour
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Expertise and secondary consultation to agencies who have been the primary contact in LGBTIQ+ family violence cases.

WithRespect Aims To

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Prevent intimate partner and family violence in LGBTIQ+ communities before it occurs through primary prevention activities.
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Identify early and provide effective and appropriate family and intimate partner violence services for LGBTIQ+ people, their children and families
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Provide effective services and support to people using harm within LGBTIQ+ communities in order to create a space for accountability and positive change
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Build knowledge and understanding of the drivers and effective responses for intimate partner and family violence within LGBTIQ+ communities

What is an Integrated LGBTIQ+ Family Violence Service?

The Integrated Service Response model is available for those people experiencing family violence who want a holistic response.

Holistic means the response will take into account you, your relationships, your cultural background, your health and wellbeing, among other things. This service model provides a perpetrator case specialist and a victim case specialist who work collaboratively to ensure a whole of family approach to service provision.

This means if you ask for service as a victim of family violence, the perpetrator can also ask for support from the same integrated service if you agree.

Where a person experiencing violence does not want an integrated response or it is inappropriate to do so, the needs of that person and the person using violence against them are accommodated within separate LGBTIQ-inclusive Family Violence Services.

This means if you ask for support as a victim of family violence but do not want the person using violence against you involved you can say so.

Seeking Support?

Any LGBTIQ+ person, their family or friends, who are affected by family violence can contact WithRespect on 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847)

Service Hours

Telecounselling and Support
  • Monday 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 8pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • After Hours Support, Referral, and Telecounselling

    For telecounselling outside of regular service hours
  • Wednesday 5pm – 11pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 3pm – 10pm

  • Services working with LGBTIQ+ communities, their families or friends who are affected by family violence can refer people for Intake and Referral for support via 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847) or by Fax (03) 9639 3363

    WithRespect is a partnership of four LGBTIQ specialist organisations

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    1800 LGBTIQ | 1800 542 847