Financial Support for Victims

Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes Program

The Keeping Women Safe in their Homes (KWSITH) program provides funding for security upgrades to homes for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence so that they can stay in their own homes, or a home of their choice, where it is safe to do so; deter perpetrators from re-offending and facilitate the collection of admissible evidence to improve justice responses.

Security upgrades can include, but are not limited to

  • Security screen doors.
  • Solid core doors.
  • Door viewers.
  • Locks.
  • Sensor lights.
  • Dashboard cameras.
  • Security cameras with capacity to collect admissible evidence.
  • Mobile phones.

There is also limited funding available through the program to provide disability upgrades alongside other supports such as case management, risk assessment and security upgrades.

Disability upgrades may include, but are not limited to

  • Installation of ramps.
  • Widening of doorways.
  • Bathroom modifications.
  • Bedroom modifications.

Disability modifications may related to the needs of the woman, or any child(ren) in her care.

The Program is delivered through Safe at Home: the Tasmanian Government’s Integrated Criminal Justice Response to Family Violence.

Flexible Support Packages

Flexible Support Packages can be provided to victim-survivors and their children who are at risk of experiencing family violence, are currently experiencing financial hardship and whose safety and security needs can reasonably be met through a Flexible Support Package.

Packages can be applied for to support victims and their children to cover the following types of expenses

  • Relocation costs or bond.
  • Bills including utilities.
  • Food.
  • Clothing.
  • Medical supplies.
  • Medication not covered by Medicare or the PBS.
  • Medical appointment gaps not covered by Medicare, including dental.
  • White goods.
  • Mobile phone and credit.
  • Educational equipment.
  • Furniture.

This is not an exhaustive list, and applications should be tailored to the needs of the victim-survivor and their children.

The Program is delivered through Safe at Home: the Tasmanian Government’s Integrated Criminal Justice Response to Family Violence.