safe steps is Victoria's 24/7 family violence support service
We assist women and their children experiencing family violence through our 24/7 phone line and specialist support services.
We help family violence survivors overcome trauma and thrive in lives free from violence.
We work towards a community free from family violence through education and social change initiatives.
Understanding family violence
Family violence is any threatening, coercive, dominating or abusive behaviour that occurs between people in a family, domestic or intimate relationship, or former intimate relationship, that causes the person experiencing the behaviour to feel fear.