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RAPE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINES


Below, you'll find links to pages that contain phone lists for Rape Crisis or Domestic Violence services, and suicide lines. If you have safety issues or you need a refuge, it might be best to call on a domestic violence service.
If you are struggling with either current or past partner rape, give sexual assault services a call. The counselling will be confidential and in most cases, free. It doesn't matter if you're still in the relationship; you should not be judged - women's services usually identify rape and other violence as the responsibility of the perpetrator. They work with the principle of "empowerment" - that is, encouraging you to make good choices - your choices - in your time rather than those choices being made for you. So if you're looking for help, please don't wait - you deserve it. When we feel lousy, ashamed, depressed or frightened, it can be hard to believe that there's anybody there to listen, but there is. It's all the more important that you seek help now.

Many services offer service inclusive of the needs of women with disabilities, Indigenous women, Women of Colour, Lesbian women, older women and migrant women. Please be sure to state needs and preferences you may have. If a service cannot provide for your particular need, ask to be referred to one that does.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN MAKING CALLS FOR HELP. YOUR ABUSER COULD HIT "REDIAL" TO SEE WHO YOU CALLED LAST. YOU MAY BE SAFER TO CALL FROM A FRIEND'S PHONE OR PUBLIC PHONE.


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