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The statistics speak for themselves

Sadly the statistics about domestic violence and sexual assault are horrifying.

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. Bryant, W. & Bricknall, S. (2017). Homicide in Australia 2012-2014: National Homicide Monitoring Program report. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Retrieved from: https://bit.ly/2ozctxh.

1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of 15. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.  Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

Almost 40% of women continued to experience violence from their partner while temporarily separated. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

1 in 6 women have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

1 in 19 Australian men has experienced physical abuse at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Australian Bureau of Statistics – 2012 Personal Safety Survey.

In 2014-2015 29 homicides related to domestic and family violence occurred in Queensland. Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026

In 2014-2015 a total of 71,775 incidents of domestic and family violence were reported to Queensland Police. Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026

Domestic and family violence as an issue for 71% of cases involving the death of a child with recent involvement with the child protection system. Queensland Child Death Case Review Committee report for 2013-2014

Domestic and family violence was identified as the major cause of homelessness and housing instability and has significant long-term impacts on the health and well-being of victims. Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026

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Thank you for your help, for everything you have done for me over the last few days. Your services are more than impressive and impeccable for anyone who may be in danger or in need of help of any kind. I may not be here today without your protection and the services you provided me. It is amazing to know there are people out there that give their absolute best to keep others safe, because they can and they care. Before making the call to you I felt too ashamed and far too proud to ask anyone for help. But now I feel strong knowing that I had the courage to put my hand up and ask for help. It saved my life! 

Sarah, Gold Coast

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  • Provide support to women and children to re-build their lives in our bridging accommodation.
  • Provide emergency transport and accommodation for women and children in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provide safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by violence.
  • Educate Queenslanders on how to help family/friends/colleagues who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic and family violence.