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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

If you are in immediate danger please call 000, or call DV Connect on 1800 811 811 for urgent domestic violence services.

Supporting You To Live A Life Without Domestic Violence 

Our services are supported by over 8,000 Members, volunteers, and staff state-wide.

At St Vincent de Paul QLD we operate four government-funded domestic violence crisis accommodation centres. These centres assist women and their children who are unable to stay at home because of domestic or family violence.

Our domestic violence refuges can offer a safe place for you and your children to stay, receive the support you need, and work with our team to move towards a life free of violence. While we run these domestic violence refuges, all referrals to our centres must come through DV Connect.

If you are in immediate danger please call 000, or call DV Connect on 1800 811 811 for urgent domestic violence services. 

Mother and son smiling on couch

Are You Eligible?

The locations and contact details of our refuges are kept strictly confidential for the safety of you and your children. 

We also offer long-term housing solutions through our community housing services run by Vinnies Housing, to offer a vital next step when exiting our refuges.

Vinnies volunteer comforting a companion

How To Get Help

DV Connect also operates a Mens helpline for men experiencing violence on 1800 600 636.    

The national helpline for DV support is 1800 RESPECT, or you can visit the website here.  

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How You Can Support Someone Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence

If you think someone you know may be experiencing domestic family violence (DFV), here are some signs to look out for: 

If you are concerned a loved one is experiencing domestic and family violence, please call DV Connect on 1800 811 811 for advice and support.  

Signs someone you know may be affected by Domestic Family Violence