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If you are a victim of slavery, The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership can offer you confidential advice and support.

If you or the person you are assisting is in immediate danger, please call 000 and alert the Australian Federal Police Human Trafficking Team by calling 131 AFP (131 237).

Slavery and trafficking help

The Salvation Army operates a safe-house for women who have experienced trafficking and slavery in Australia. You can refer yourself or someone else to The Salvation Army Safe House by calling 1300 473 560 or by filling out our contact form.

Through the safe house, we provide access to the following support:

  • Housing
  • Financial 
  • Healthcare
  • Education and employment 
  • Legal 
  • International assistance, and 
  • Confidential advice

We also provide:

  • outreach support and case management to men, women and children living in the community, and 
  • Prevention support to people at risk and families in other countries

Forced marriage help

We also offer confidential advice, accommodation, case management and peer support for people experiencing early or forced marriage. To access support, please call 1300 473 560 or fill out our contact form

Grants for survivors of slavery

The Australian Freedom Fund provides grants to survivors of slavery and human trafficking when no other support is available. These grants can be used for:

  • Emergency relief: this can include emergency accommodation, food, basic necessities, transport, replacement of documents/photos and access to a phone.
  • Independent living: assistance for survivors to transition to permanent housing, including household assistance items and bond. A second grant can also be made by applicants being joined by their family.
  • Family reunification: assistance for survivors to be joined by their families in Australia.

To find out more about Freedom Fund grants, call 1300 473 560 or fill out the form below.

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