How we can help

N-HARP supports families to recover after living in a household where there has been family violence. We specialise in trauma-informed care that focuses on helping children and their caregivers to feel safe and to strengthen their relationships.

We help adults to understand their own and their child's experience of the violence and learn ways to support their family's wellbeing and recovery.

Who can access N-HARP?

The program is free and available to people who:

• live in Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra, Hume and Merri-bek local government areas; and
• have experienced family violence.

This can include:

• children aged up to 14 years, and their caregiver/s
• young people over 15 years with or without their caregiver
• adult victim-survivors with children

N-HARP Group Programs

N-HARP offers a range of tailored group programs.
Click on a program below to discover more.

Mothers in Mind

A safe and supportive program for mothers and their children aged 0 - 5 years old to build confidence and connection after hurtful experiences.


A group for mothers to connect in a safe and welcoming space.


A group for teenagers who have experienced family violence.

The Healing Circle

A creative art based therapeutic program for women who are recovering from family violence

Interested in referring someone?

Please send all referrals to the Berry Street intake team.


For more information about the The Northern Healing and Recovery Program (N-HARP) and its group programs, please fill in the below form and one of lovely Intake and Engagement team members will be in touch with you shortly. Alternatively if you would like to speak to someone on the phone please call (03) 9450 0900.

Please note: This program is available in VIC ONLY. If you are located outside of VIC, please enquire with your state-based service provider. Thank you.

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