More DV funding
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.