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Domestic Violence


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THE SARA (Support Assessment Referral Advocacy) PROGRAM


The SARA program was established in 2017 and is the first specialised Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) service for women from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background on the Gold Coast. The program is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.


Our highly qualified bilingual workers provide DFV crisis response as well as support and assistance with the following services:


  • Telephone Information, Response, Counselling and Support

  • Face to Face Information, Response, Counselling and Support

  • Safety Planning

  • Advocacy

  • Practical Support, such as filling out the forms

  • Information about your rights in Australia


SARA Program can refer women to the other services, such as:

  • Safe crisis accommodation

  • Women’s groups

  • Immigration advice and support service

  • Domestic Violence Court support

  • Income support services

  • Housing services

  • Children’s and young people’s support services

  • Migrant and refugee settlement services


SARA Program can arrange female interpreters, who speak your language.

All our services are confidential and free of cost.


Contact the SARA program on

Mobile    04 05 06 55 44




  • SMS is a group for women from CALD backgrounds aiming to

  • provide a Safe, Supportive and Confidential group environment for Multicultural women

  • support women in Understanding Power and Control and the Cycle of Violence and Safety Planning

  • meet New Friends

  • get Information about Your Rights

  • get Information about Support Services

We meet in the Southport area on Wednesday mornings 10.00 to 12.00, during School Terms

If you would like to attend, let your support worker know, and we will contact you.

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