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Programs and Services

VincentCare’s Marian Community in Shepparton provides support to women and children escaping family violence.

Marian Community assists women and children who are experiencing, or have experienced family violence, to live safely and independently in the community. This is done by responding to the individual needs of each client in a holistic way with a focus on providing real opportunities to make a path out of violent relationships.

The service is primarily available within the City of Greater Shepparton, with outreach provided to Moira and Strathbogie Shires. Services provided include:

  • crisis accommodation

  • refuge accommodation

  • risk assessments

  • safety planning

  • Bsafe Personal Safety alarms

  • Safe @ Home Program funding and support

  • information and advice

  • emotional support

  • financial and material aid

  • court support

  • advocacy

  • transport

  • social engagement

  • referral and support to achieve long term, secure housing

Marian Community also provides an enhanced after hours crisis service response to family violence in an expanded area that takes in the Local Government Areas of Greater Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi, servicing an area from the Murray River in the north to Wallan in the South.


Marian Community’s main program partners are:

  • Victoria Police
  • Relationships Australia
  • Primary Care Connect
  • Beyond Housing
  • The Bridge
  • SalvoCare
  • Junction Support Service
  • Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre
  • Family Care
  • Child Protection Victoria
  • Shepparton Magistrates Court
  • Centre Against Sexual Assault 


To be eligible for assistance by Marian Community, you must be a female experiencing family violence.


Phone (business hours): (03) 5821 9458
Phone (after hours): 1800 015 188
Fax: (03) 5822 2845
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