We provide specialist support services for Victorian Horn of African women and their children in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

Family Violence Support ​

You can contact our telephone line any time of the day and our family violence specialists will support you to find safety from domestic abuse. Telephone Line: 03 8597 7651 or E: admin@swdai.org.au

Safety Preparation

We can help you explore safety options, create a safety plan, and put in place safety measures to help reduce risk including access to aids, support, or equipment.

Information of your family & friends​

If you are worried someone you know or care about is experiencing family violence, there are some simple things you can do to help and support them.

Understanding family violence

Family violence is any threatening, coercive, dominating, or abusive behavior that occurs between people in a family, domestic or intimate relationship, or former intimate relationship, that causes the person experiencing the behavior to feel fear. Violence isn’t just physical. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging. Early signs of abuse or ‘red flags’ are an indication that a relationship has become unhealthy and could escalate into family violence.

How Somali Women Development Association helped in 2019 -2021


Inbound calls to our service


Beds provided in secure/safe accomodation


Women supported in court/Other cultural approaches

If you would like to assist Somali Women Development Association Inc.  with a donation you can use Donor Box OR make a deposit to.

Somali Women Development Association Inc.
BSB: 063 132, Account Number: 1078 1447, OR use. PayID: 0432 231 141

Department of Health and Human Services: family violence response during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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