About Us

How we work

The Safe Futures Foundation has successfully developed and implemented an alternative to the traditional response that waits until a crisis point has been reached. The model expands referral from traditional sources to include organisations that recognise the indicators of control, abuse and violence in the home, often even before individuals identify this as their experience. Rights and needs of children are paramount. The response is open to all those who have experienced control, abuse and violence in the home or identify that they are at risk. The response is premised on a triage approach with comprehensive assessment of safety and support requirements, and direct accesses to responses and resources ranging from safety strategies and immediate necessities through to therapeutic, educational and wellbeing programs. The response is informed by individual assessments for safety and support and offers a holistic family centred response focused on achieving outcomes determined by the client.

"I was nervous because I’ve never been in a safe house before, I felt very welcomed and all the staff were so friendly."