We’re here to help
Whether you are experiencing family violence yourself, wanting to help someone who is experiencing family violence, or a professional looking for information – we are here to assist you.
Our Barkly Street office is closed for now, but our service is still open!
Due to concerns about the safety of our main office building on Barkly Street in Footscray, we have had to close this location. GenWest's essential services and other family violence services will operate as normal from outposts across the west.
Information in your language
Translated information about who we are, what service we provide and how to get help in Arabic, Hind, Punjabi and Vietnamese.
GenWest’s work is guided by the goals and vision in our Strategic Plan. Here’s a snapshot of our work from the 2022-23 financial year:
victim survivors were supported by our children’s and youth counselling service
attendees at training on gender equality and prevention of violence against women, delivered by GenWest’s Workforce Capacity Building team.
increase in requests for sexual and reproductive health education sessions.
victim survivors were supported by our family violence service in 2022-23. This does not include victim survivors who were supported by GenWest staff based at the Orange Door.
Health and wellbeing programs
GenWest delivers programs that aim to improve health and wellbeing and advance gender equity.