An analysis of best practice program models in family violence


The Salvation Army Crisis Services network has embarked on a number of partnership arrangements to deliver services to clients. This paper reports on one successful model used to facilitate private rental outcomes for women and women with children who have experienced family violence in Melbourne. This program, called the Family Violence Private Rental Access Program, is delivered via a partnership arrangement between the Family Violence Outreach Program and HomeGround Services. The initiative successfully gained places for 42 women in the private rental market in 2006/2007, despite record low rental vacancy rates and increasing rental prices in the southern region. The success is attributed to a combination of quality service practice and the environment created by the partnership arrangement between the family violence and housing services. This partnership arrangement provides for a transparent, accountable and supportive environment. (Abstract, Edited)