Anglicare Victoria, Bendigo
VICTIMS' ASSISTANCE AND COUNSELLING PROGRAM - Victims of crime counselling
10 Mundy Street, BENDIGO 3550 VIC
Email: info@anglicarevic.org.au (enquiries only)

www.anglicarevic.org.au
"Respect / Hope / Fairness"

Service contact:

Voice/ Land Line:() 1800 244 323
Voice/ Land Line:(03) 5448 1000
Fax:(03) 5448 1032
After hours:() 1800 819 817
Service location:
47 High Street, Bendigo
Appointment required:
Yes
Fees:
No Fee
Eligibility:
A victim of crime - someone who has suffered harm because of a criminal act. That harm can be physical injury, emotional trauma or financial loss. A victim may include those directly affected by crime, or their families and friends. It also includes witnesses to a crime and relatives of a person who dies as a result of crime.
Catchment(s):
(Local Government Areas where this service is available)
Greater Bendigo (C) , Buloke (S) , Gannawarra (S) , Central Goldfields (S) , Loddon (S) , Macedon Ranges (S) , Campaspe (S) , Mount Alexander (S)
Catchment comments:
Southern Loddon Mallee region
Availability:
Weekday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About this service:
VICTIMS ASSISTANCE AND COUNSELLING PROGRAM is a program to assist victims of crime. The program is designed to assist victims to overcome the negative effects of the trauma of crime. It provides: Information about: -- The police -- Court processes -- Victims rights -- Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal Applications -- Support agencies and services The program also provides: -- Counselling -- Advocacy -- Practical Support -- Court Support Crimes may include: Assault, rape, aggravated robbery, stalking, homicide, aggravated burglary, child abuse, culpable driving, domestic violence, other crimes not listed. Recovering from Crime After experiencing a crime you may experience difficulty in continuing your daily activities. Here are some suggestions that may help you to cope: * Consult your doctor and have your health assessed * Contact friends * Try to rest as much as possible * Arrange for someone to stay with you for periods of time each day. * If possible, maintain a normal schedule of activities * Eat regular meals * Express your feelings * Maintain regular physical activity Contact: Victims are encouraged to contact the Victims Assistance Helpline 8am-11pm Monday to Friday on 1800 819 817 or ring one of the local Loddon Mallee offices below, where they will be directed to the nearest VCAP office that will arrange an appointment or Outreach service, or provide a telephone counselling and referral service: • Bendigo - St Lukes, Bendigo. Phone 5448 1000 • Castlemaine - St Lukes, Castlemaine. Phone 5470 6266 • Echuca - St Lukes, Echuca. Phone 5480 1120 • Kyneton - St Lukes, Kyneton. Phone 5421 2000 • Maryborough - St Lukes, Maryborough. Phone 5460 4144 • Swan Hill - St Lukes, Swan Hill. Phone 5032 1205 (for southern towns of Gannawarra and Buloke) • OR - Sunraysia Community Health Services, Mildura. Phone 5022 5400 (for the Rural City Councils of Mildura and Swan Hill, and northern towns of Gannawarra and Buloke). 24 hour/ After Hours Crisis Numbers Police - 000 Lifeline - 131 114 National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline - 1800 200 526 Centre Against Sexual Assault [CASA] - 1800 806 292 Child Proctection (After hours Services) - 13 12 78 Domestic Violence Crisis - 1800 015 188 Other Useful Contact Numbers Emergency Accommodation and Support Enterprise [EASE] - 5443 4945 Centre Against Sexual Assault [CASA] - 5441 0430 Child Protection (B/H) - 1800 688 009 Victorian Legal Aid - 1800 677 402 Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service - (03) 9419 3888 Witness Assistance Service - 1800 641 927 Domestic Violence Crisis - 1800 015 188 Bendigo Law Courts - 5440 4140 Victims Assistance Program - 1800 819 817 St Luke's Toll Free landlines (small charge for mobiles) -1800 244 323
Last updated in HSD on:
26/07/2016 3:00:14 PM