September 29, 2023
Some causes of financial difficulty:
· domestic and family violence (DFV) including financial abuse
· unemployment (or under-employment)
· relationship breakdown
· low income or poverty
· exploitive or unfair financial practices
· addictions and mental health issues.
At Justice Support Centre we are very fortunate to have a dedicated Financial Counsellor who works with women who have experienced domestic violence (DV) at some point in their lives. Our Financial Counsellor provides guidance and supports them to manage financial hardship they may be experiencing.
To date, our Financial Counsellor has successfully assisted over 288 women since the program began in late 2020 with debt waivers, budgeting advice, repayment plans, advocacy with other services, reduction in amounts to be repaid to creditors, helping women change electricity and gas providers to get a better deal, assisting clients with accessing the Staying Connected Program, and with obtaining further advice and referrals as relevant to their particular circumstance.
We have also recently opened our service up to take referrals from any service in southwest Sydney and the city that work with women who experience domestic violence.
*To be eligible for this service the client must be a woman who has experienced domestic violence.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies and waterways in which we live and work, the Gadigal, Cabrogal, Darug and Eora people. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, partners and community leaders.
Level 4, 2-14 Meredith St, Bankstown
Darug & Eora Country, NSW 2200