Community Connect 3

iformat Developer - Friday, November 07, 2014

Our model of service delivery is premised on a triage approach with comprehensive assessment of support needs, risk, and safety informing the referral pathway. A clearly identified benefit of early assessment is that women are able to determine if returning home, or to a new home in the same community with increased safety measures and community support is a possible and preferred outcome. If so, women are immediately referred to the Foundations Safe in the Community team. If it is determined that returning to their community is not a safe option, relocation to a new community is then considered by the Community Connect team. Comprehensive assessments assist the woman to determine her preferred outcomes and inform the preparation of individual case and safety plans for each woman and child.

The model has expanded referrals from traditional sources to include other agencies such as Centrelink, disability organisations, Indigenous organisations, community health centres and psychologists.

"Your caring hospitality, kind thoughts and heart of gold are what have made our stay one of the most memorable experiences we will never forget. What you all do for us and the other survivors of violence out there is truly inspiring. We will always be grateful for all that you have done, and wish you all the best for what the future may have for you."