CTC Youth & Family Services: Safe Haven

What is Safe Haven?

Safe Haven provides additional support to families, young people and the community to reduce the impact of domestic violence on children in the community.


Who is Eligible?

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children (under 18 in the house) living in or connected to Cherbourg and affected by Domestic Violence.  
  • Young people affected by domestic violence
  • Children in the community of Cherbourg

What does Safe Haven do?

Family Support Workers - Provide support and assistance to families who witness or experience domestic and family violence to develop skills and knowledge to care for their children, increase their capacity to manage and resolve complex issues and provide information regarding parenting issues.

Youth Worker - Provides support to young people who experience or witness domestic and family violence.  This service works towards enabling young people to address the social/emotional issues that confront them in their daily life as they make the transition from adolescence to adulthood as a contributing member of society.

Community Patrol - Provides a prevention and intervention service addressing the safety and wellbeing of young people found wandering the streets of Cherbourg at night.  The Safe Haven Patrol operates Wednesday through to Saturday between 4:30pm and 1am.

Community Capacity - Works in collaboration and partnership with other networks and organisations to build and improve their capacity to provide prevention and intervention activities to children, young people and families who witness or experience domestic and family violence.


Program funding:

This program is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.


Key contacts:

Please contact Shaun Bliesner on (07) 4169 5940 or email shaunb@sbctc.com.au


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