Recovery Support is able to facilitate and provide integrated and coordinated services relating to AOD, FDV and mental health support within refuge. Even if women do not have diagnosed or experience mental health concerns and/or use substances problematically, by the very nature of their experience of FDV trauma and harm exists and impacts on their individual wellbeing.
Recovery Support also provides an outreach service for women who move on to transitional properties or who wish to remain engaged with the program upon exit from Zonta House accommodation services. This ‘opt-out’ rather than ‘opt-in’ approach has served to normalise the provision and receipt of mental health specific support.
Funding is currently provided by the Mental Health Commission. This program has been operating since 2017.
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