Safe Futures Foundation provides a twenty-four hour , seven-day a week, state-wide crisis response for women and their children. The response allows women and children at imminent risk to leave their homes and receive immediate support and safe accommodation.
Every woman referred to Safe Futures is accommodated with her children in a fully self-contained unit some of which have universal access.
Our model of service delivery is premised on a triage approach with comprehensive assessment of support needs, risk, and safety informing the referral pathway. If so, women are immediately referred to the Foundations Safe in the Community team. 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 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.
Highly skilled advocates assist woman to determine her preferred outcomes and inform the preparation of individual case and safety plans for each woman and child.
Safe Futures Foundation also provides longer term responses to clients with multiple and complex needs who require greater levels of support to recover from the trauma of Family Violence.
Currently the organization provides more than 50,000 nights of accommodation and support per year, with two-thirds of that used by children.