The increasing number of women affected by alcohol and other drugs and complex mental health issues was the catalyst for this pilot program in collaboration with the Department of Justice and the Mental Health Commission.

The project aims to increase successful outcomes for women experiencing family and domestic violence who have comorbidity related issues and or have been affected by alcohol and other drugs. The program has built strong partnerships and acts as a holding and brief intervention model for women accessing our services. The partnerships have been vital in ensuring that prompt, specialised services are advocated for and provided.

Staff are highly qualified and provide specialised trauma informed responses, informal counselling, referrals, advocacy and transport. The program works in conjunction with the accommodation case managers.

This pilot program ran from May 2017 to April 2019, where Zonta House were successful in securing an additional 1.5 years of funding to run through to December 2020.