A WODONGA family violence service receives new referrals from police just about every single day.
Centre Against Violence said police made contact each time they attended a incident, which could be up to 20 times over a weekend.
Family violence crisis care worker Stephanie said referrals also came from other organisations in addition to calls from affected women themselves.
"This morning we only had three, you could have zero or you could have nearly 10,” she said.
"It's real, it's happening every day in our local area.
"You'll meet everybody from all areas of society, it doesn't discriminate. It's not just husbands and wives and partners it's becoming more apparent that there's a lot of mothers and sons.
"A son being a perpetrator of the violence, which brings its own complexities of course, with a mother."
The abuse could include harassing or threatening text messages, threats to kill and physical assaults, often at home but sometimes involving people driving on the freeway.
Centre Against Violence provides family violence services for women and children through its offices in Wodonga and Wangaratta and counselling outreach to Benalla and Myrtleford.
Stephanie said safety planning remained key to the support offered.
"A lot of women don't want to move as much anymore, they want to stay,” she said.
"Their kids are in school here, they've got their family here, they don't want to go to a new town where they're isolated," she said. "They just want to be safe and they just want to have their rights."
The crisis care worker said women could contact the centre anonymously and return whenever they needed support.
"Because some people won't leave the relationship,” she said.
“It's about at least, I always say to women, living safe in the relationship."
- Centre Against Violence (03) 5722 2203 or the Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188 (24/7).