The Escaping Violence Payment program (EVP) is available to anyone who is experiencing violence from their partners. This includes violent or threatening behaviour that is:
Physically, verbally or sexually abusive
Emotionally, spiritually or psychologically abusive
Threatening, coercive, or seeks to control or dominate the other person.
If you are looking to leave a violent partner, or have recently left and you are struggling with the finances to live your life in safety, you could be eligible for:
Up to $1500 in financial assistance
Goods and services such as removalists, bonds or basics for a new home
Wrap-around support including casework from the EVP provider. If you are already working with a family violence support service, talk to them about what to do next.
To find out if you are eligible or need assistance please head over to the Uniting WA website
Family violence takes a devastating toll on individuals, families and communities and we hope that this program will bring us closer to breaking the cycle of violence.
Please note this is not a crisis service. If you are in a situation of danger now, please call 000. If you are experiencing family violence and need immediate support or advice, call 1800 RESPECT