Who we are?

Safe Futures Foundation is a not-for-profit specialist family violence organisation funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services based in Melbourne's east and outer eastern suburbs.

​We provide a range of specialist family violence services, support and advocacy for women and children living with the trauma of family violence.

​Through our risk assessment and safety planning process our specialist staff will assist you to make informed decisions about your future and safety.

Our Vision

We strive to create a safe future where people are free from family violence

Our Mission

We provide personalised responses to people experiencing or at risk of family violence including life preserving early intervention and crisis services. We deliver community education, advocate for service system reform and empower women and their children. We partner with others to help create a future free from control and abuse


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Our History

Safe Futures Foundation formed in 2012 from the merger of Maroondah Halfway House and Brenda House, small family violence refuges with a long and proud history of excellence and innovation. 

  • 1976 - Maroondah Halfway House was established

  • 1977 - Robinson House was established

  • 1978 - Brenda House and Woorarra were established

  • 1997 - Transition from communal model to independent living model

  • 2008 - Intensive Case Management program was implemented

  • 2009 - The Department of Human Services funded the "Safe at Home" response to Brenda House and Maroondah Halfway House (This is now known as the "Safe in Community" response). The first universal access unit was built

  • 2010 - Children's well-being room and two additional universal access units were built on the Maroondah Halfway House site to create a new cluster model. Eastern Crisis Advocacy Response was commenced on this site. This enabled the development of the first emergency and crisis support response for women and children with a disability.

  • 2011 - Maroondah Halfway House and Brenda House co-locate on the Maroondah Halfway House site.

  • 2012 - Maroondah Halfway House is a finalist in the Victorian Disability Sector Awards and wins the National Homelessness Services Achievement Award - Excellence in addressing homelessness

  • 2013 - Safe Futures Foundation officially launch. Safe Futures amalgamates with Woorarra. "Improving Safety in the Home" response is launched in partnership with Victoria Police

  • 2014 - Safe Futures amalgamates with Robinson House

  • 2015 - Safe Futures' Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) pilot funded by the Department of Health and Human Services

  • 2016 - Safe Futures celebrates 40 years of Family Violence support

  • 2018 - PSI becomes a Statewide Service


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Safe Steps
on 1800 015 188