More DV fund­ing

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A $100,000 fund­ing boost will help give Queens­land women and fam­i­lies af­fected by do­mes­tic vi­o­lence bet­ter ac­cess to spe­cial­ist ad­vice and support.

Com­mu­ni­ties Min­is­ter Tracy Davis an­nounced the fund­ing on Tues­day, and said the New­man gov­ern­ment was con­tin­u­ing to re­vi­talise front­line ser­vices and keep Queens­lan­ders safe.

The money will go to­wards DVCon­nect to ex­tend do­mes­tic vi­o­lence support and coun­selling through its Wom­ens line phone ser­vice.

“We know that women and chil­dren es­cap­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence need prompt and pro­fes­sional as­sis­tance,” Ms Davis said.

“DVCon­nect is one of the or­gan­i­sa­tions that of­ten takes the first call from women af­fected by do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence in Queens­land.

“Their 24-hour Womensline helps thou­sands of women dis­cuss their op­tions and needs and helps them to find safe ac­com­mo­da­tion if nec­es­sary.”

To get help for your­self or for some­one you know, make the call to DVCon­nect Womensline on 1800 811 811 or Mensline on 1800 600 636.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.qld.gov.au/makethe­call.

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