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Van Go Circle of Strength Courage Cards and Greeting Cards are available for purchase.

For the past 10 months Van Go's Art therapist Becky has been working on a project involving Darley Primary School, Bacchus Marsh College and students from Federation University at The Laurels. The purpose of this project has been to work with students who have experienced family violence, to hear their voices and to produce a product that can in turn help others. The result has been the successful production of sets of affirmation cards to help those who have/are experiencing difficult times. The children have contributed to the development of the cards through participating in art therapy activities, numerous group discussions on family violence and sharing their own personal insights and stories. The children from all three groups helped in the word selection process, choosing strengths that they believed they possessed having been through family violence.

We would love to see you all at the launch of the Circle of Strength Courage Cards at 2pm on Tuesday December 4.  Full details here.

Please see below for how to make a purchase. 

WRISC celebrates 30 years!
On Thursday November 16 at our Annual General Meeting, WRISC celebrated 30 years of providing services to women and children who have experienced family violence in the Central Highlands region of Victoria.  Read the 2017-18 Annual Report here.

  WRISC has a Facebook Page

  Find us here.

 Volunteer Receptionist

WRISC is currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed volunteers to fill the Reception/Administration role:

  •  1pm - 5pm shifts available
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook essential
  • Reception experience welcomed
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) required

For further information, please contact Sandra on 5333 3666, Monday - Thursday.

WRISC is looking for volunteers who  are able to commit on a medium to long term basis.

WRISC Family Violence Support

WRISC exists to change the lives of women and children affected by family violence.

Violence (or abuse) can take many forms and includes:
  • isolating from family and friends
  • controlling access to money or how it is spent
  • name calling, belittling and putdowns
  • making all the decisions and controlling what she does
  • preventing practicing of cultural or spiritual beliefs
  • intimidation
  • making threats
  • physically harming
  • sexualised violence

We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. We know that violence of any kind denies people these rights.

WRISC helps to provide safety, support, information, advocacy, children's counselling, court support, and case management. We provide services across the Central Highlands region of Victoria, and our service is free and confidential.

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WRISC acknowledges the traditional owners of this land - their elders past and present, and is committed to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through respectful relationships and providing culturally safe and appropriate services.
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