About us

Standing alongside victims of family violence for 45 years.

Kara Family Violence Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing safety, support and education for people affected by family violence.

Our specialist service offers high-security crisis accommodation, case management, outreach support, secondary consultations, and community education programs across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

We support all victims of family violence, including women and children of all ages, people with disabilities, the LGBTIQA+ community, and people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

With our specialist understanding of the complexities of family violence, our programs and services empower people to transition away from our support and into lives free of violence.

550 women
264children
supported with advice, emotional support, secure accommodation and safety planning in 2022–23
1,511
nights
of crisis accommodation provided in 2022–23
100%
of children
we worked with had experienced family violence in 2022-23
54
different cultures
represented across the people we supported in 2022–23
Our vision
To support the rights of women and children to live safely and without fear of violence.
Our mission
To provide support to women and their children impacted by family violence.

We’re working to achieve our vision and mission in four key ways:

1
Advocating on behalf of our diverse client base and the family violence sector
2
Being responsive and adaptable in our service delivery
3
Contributing towards changing the story around wider awareness of family violence
4
Actively collaborating for a sustainable future
Our people

Kara Family Violence Service Board

We are grateful for the skills, expertise, oversight and passion our Board contributes as part of our work supporting people affected by family violence.
Chair
Shelley Tung
Vice Chair
Dr Angela Spinney
Treasurer
Shraddha Gatiya
Secretary
Aislinn Martin
Members
Dr Ilsa Evans
Geraldine Bilston
Carly Hobday
Victoria Kladouhos

Who we work with

Meet our community, sector partners and supporters.
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