Male domestic violence victims

Male victims of domestic violence are able to access support thanks to a program from Housing Plus.

Grant to provide support to men in the region. Photo: JAMIE SMETKOWSKI

Grant to provide support to men in the region. Photo: JAMIE SMETKOWSKI

The organisation has been offering services to help with domestic violence for 15 years and now, thanks to a grant from the NSW government, men’s support has been offered as a telephone service.

Housing Plus CEO David Fisher said a co-ordinator and staff would be recruited to operate the service across western NSW, including Orange, Parkes and Dubbo.

“Like female domestic violence, there are sensitive taboos around the issue, we have to be sensitive about this,” Mr Fisher said.

“We want to ensure people can be confident in us and what we can offer to them, just as we have to do with our female domestic violence services.”

“The vast majority of victims of domestic violence are women and children, however some men do experience domestic violence and there have traditionally been few services to assist those men.”

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