The good news is that there are helpful options available for people seeking help dealing with abuse or seeking help with other Safe Church related issues. The following list aims to provide useful phone and web contacts for people reaching out for such help.
The Safe Church Unit can also refer people to recommended Christian counselling services - contact the SCU: 0499 090 449.
Victorian Centre Against Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 www.casa.org.au
National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line: 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
Child Protection Crisis Line: 13 12 78 www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
ChildFirst - an easily accessible, community-based point of entry for children, young people and families needing support www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
Mens Line Australia: 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Domestic Violence support and information: www.dvrcv.org.au
Reporting online child abuse material and/or cyber bullying/abuse of children: www.esafety.gov.au
For people who know or suspect a spouse or a family member is using child pornography: www.partnerspeak.org.au
For Christian ex-offenders and parolees needing support: Friends of Dismas www.churchesofchrist.org.au
For Christians whose spouse has been adulterous: www.marriagemissions.com
For parents whose children have been sexually abused: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Christian advice for speaking to children about sexual abuse: www.focusonthefamily.com
Christian resources for ministering to survivors of child sexual abuse and their families: www.focusonthefamily.com