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Accommodation

Fear of having nowhere to go can make it hard to leave a violent relationship. There are short-term and long-term accommodation options available for victims of domestic and family violence in NSW.

Emergency accommodation

If you need emergency accommodation in NSW because of domestic and family violence, contact the 24hr Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. They can refer you to services in your area.

You can also call Link2home on 1800 152 152. Link2home is a state-wide information and referral service and they can refer you to Specialist Homelessness Services that support women and children who are escaping domestic and family violence support services.

Social housing

If you need longer-term housing support you can find information applying for social housing and the state-wide housing register through the Housing Pathways website or Housing Contact Centre (1800 422 322)

Support to stay in your home but end the relationship

Staying Home Leaving Violence is a free program which supports victims to stay safely in their own home, by working with police to remove the perpetrator from the family home. 

Staying Home Leaving Violence is available in 23 locations across NSW. 

Men

Men who are afraid to leave a violent relationship because they have nowhere to go can contact the Mensline 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 1300 78 99 78. They’ll help you with advice and information about your options.

Youth

If you are aged between 12 and 18 years and looking for emergency accommodation, call Link2home on 1800 152 152. 

You can also contact Yfoundations, the peak body for issues around youth homelessness, on (02) 8306 7900 or through their website.  

Homelessness

If you need emergency accommodation in NSW because of homelessness, call Link2home on 1800 152 152. Link2home is a state-wide information and referral service and they will provide you with information about crisis accommodation in your area. 

You can also find out more information about accommodation and support available from specialist homelessness services through the Going Home Staying Home website.

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