What is it?

Futures Free from Violence (FFFV) offers women, trans and gender diverse people who have used force and/or violence in family and intimate partner relationships the opportunity to work towards change in both a supported group and one-to-one therapeutic environment.

We aim to facilitate understanding of participants experiences, actions and thinking in a judgement-free environment, which considers how beliefs are shaped by our experiences and values.

Our service offers:

  • Groups for lesbian, bisexual, queer women, and trans and gender diverse people
  • Groups for heterosexual women
  • A space to explore and learn alternatives to force which build on participants’ own experiences
  • Processes and tools to help people to make different choices within relationships, to work towards healing, and foster supportive and positive relationships
  • Individual therapeutic and support work
  • Where appropriate and when consented to, support for those, including children, who have been harmed

FFFV was established at drummond street in 2018 in response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendation 87. The recommendation was aimed at providing a boarder and more integrated service response for people who use force and/or violence.

For further information please contact Drummond Street Services on 03 9663 6733 or email intake@ds.org.au to speak with an experienced practitioner.

More information about Futures Free from Violence can be found by visiting www.queerspace.org.au