Family and domestic violence counselling coming to Rockingham

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Young people who have been exposed to family and domestic violence (FDV) will be supported through a new counselling service in Rockingham.

$2.5 million was allocated for two services in Rockingham and Northam in last year's State Budget, which will help support around 270 young people.

The sites were chosen to meet the demand for support services for young people experiencing FDV in Rockingham and in the wider Wheatbelt region.

It is expected both services will be in operation by the end of the year.

The Australian Childhood Foundation, in partnership with the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia and Karla Kuliny Aboriginal Corporation, have been engaged to develop the service model.

The service model will also be guided by the lived experience of members of the Youth Steering Group and a Sector Reference Group. 

"It's crucial that family and domestic violence survivors have access to the right kind of help, and that is why we need services that are tailored to young people and teenagers," Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk said.

"We know it can be difficult to access support in some areas, and I'm proud the State Government is delivering on this important election commitment to bring specialised counselling services to the Wheatbelt and outer metropolitan suburbs."


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