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By supporting the work of DVConnect, you give every person who asks us for help, a path to safety. There are many ways you can support our work no matter who you are. Find a way from the list below:

  • If someone tells you they have experienced violence or abuse, please believe and support them.
  • Look out for signs of non-physical abuse and know where you can refer a family member or friend for support.
  • Download the Be there app to recognise abuse, shape your approach and support the person you care about in a way that is safe for everyone.
  • Call DVConnect for advice to support someone you care about who may be experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence.
  • Don’t give people who use violence a free pass. Speak out if you hear excuses for violence or victim blaming.
  • Challenge stereotypes and call out sexist attitudes like ‘jokes’ that are derogatory towards females.
  • If you are a leader in your workplace, contact us about how you can play a role in ending domestic and family violence.
  • Workplace giving programs are a great way to donate from your pre-tax income, reducing your taxable income whilst helping QLDers. Learn more.
  • If you are a staff member, ask your workplace what training and domestic and family violence polices exist, and how well they are working.
  • You can help people within the LGBTQ+ community to be safe from violence by amplifying the LGBTQ DV Awareness Foundation’s messages, and participating in LGBTQ DV Awareness Day on May 28 every year.
  • Share our social media posts to help spread the word that violence and abuse is never acceptable.

Significant Dates & Events to get involved in

  • 8 March every year: International Women’s Day
  • May every year: The month of May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
  • 1 May every year: National Day to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence.
  • First Wednesday of May every year: Candle Lighting Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence.
  • October every year: The month of October is Sexual Violence Awareness month.

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Thank you DVConnect for saving my Mums life, and mine. You guys getting us out of there changed everything. Thank you so much. Life is good now! 

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How your donation will help

  • Provides operational support to fund our bridging accommodation residence Bella's Sanctuary.
  • Provides emergency transport and accommodation for Queenslanders in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provides safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by domestic and family violence.
  • Educates Queenslanders on how to help family, friends and colleagues who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic and family violence.