Bankstown

Our Bankstown centre is a caring hub providing transformational care to the lives of many families and individuals every day.

Due to life’s complexities, too often people are faced with circumstances they don’t have the tools, confidence or support to deal with effectively. Broken relationships, domestic and family violence or abusive relationships are significant traumas in life that can leave people not only hurt, but feeling out of control, helpless and not knowing where to turn to.

Our team at Bankstown seeks to provide a hope that so many have found, because this is where healing happens, where openness and honesty is encouraged and where lives truly begin to be transformed.

What we do

No Interest Loans

Our No Interest Loans, free from interest, fees, charges or penalties, are for women who have experienced domestic violence, and are rebuilding their lives. 

Women who are victims of domestic violence, without access to money or any financial security, can feel trapped and unable to leave an abusive relationship.

Many women who do leave are forced into homelessness with their children, have debt from their former partner and are unable to access safe housing or afford rental payments. No Interest Loans can be used for a variety of costs including  buying new bedding and furniture, moving costs, vehicle repairs or registration, buying children’s’ books or uniforms, medical and dental costs, as well computers, for women who are seeking employment.

Low Interest Loans

Giving people a fair go with a loan they can afford to pay

StepUP low interest loans are a fair and affordable option for families and individuals on low incomes, who require funds for personal and household expenses up to the value of $3000. Alternative options such as payday lenders or loan sharks provide little to no help in breaking the cycle of debt, and by the time interest is paid, the value of the loan can increase by up to 400%. Families and individuals receiving government benefits or who have a marked credit history also come up against barriers when they seek loans through traditional channels, such as banks, so StepUP gives them a fair go and provides them with a loan they can afford to repay.

Men’s Behavioural Change

Facing Up is a program for men who are seeking to move beyond their familiar destructive patterns and take responsibility for the abusive behaviour they use with their loved ones.

This includes becoming aware of the consequences of their choices and behaviour, for themselves, and for those who they love.

The program is all about giving men the real opportunity to be the father and partner that they really want to be, and to create safe and respectful relationships.

Living Beyond Abuse Support

Living Beyond Abuse is a support group for women who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Being a part of the group allows women to meet other women in similar situations, support each other, improve their self-esteem, reduce self-blame and explore options as they seek to rebuild their lives and find hope for the future.

Counselling & Relationships

We wholeheartedly believe that positive relationships have power to transform lives.

Our clinically trained staff provide face to face counselling, group support programs and training in a range of specialised areas. We stand by our clients through their complicated life circumstances, including times of family separation, divorce, adolescence, depression, loss & grief, domestic violence, sexual abuse and suicide. This work is underpinned by the belief that each person is unique, loved by God and worthy of respect, dignity and inclusion. By respecting this individuality, we create safe environments where personal wellbeing can thrive.

Domestic Violence Counselling

Helping women rebuild their lives and find hope for the future.

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Contact us

Address
Level 2, 402-410 Chapel Road
Bankstown NSW 2200
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Visiting Hours
9.00am to 5.00pm Mon to Fri