Partners and funders
We are very fortunate to have the support of some amazing partners. Without them, we couldn’t do what we do. Our government partners are:
- Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Queensland Government (funds Womensline, Mensline, Sexual Assault Helpline)
- Department of Justice and Attorney General, Queensland Government (funds Mensline Court Support)
- Medibank funds 1800 RESPECT, alongside the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Our corporate partners are:
- QSuper (fund a full time Crisis Counsellor every year)
- Mirvac (funded Bella’s Sanctuary)
- Halcyon (funded Bella’s Sanctuary)
- RSPCA Queensland (fund the Pets In Crisis program)
- Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network (provide pro bono legal work)
- Impact Office Solutions (fund promotional items)
- Queensland Rail (fund long haul train travel)
QSuper have been partners of DVConnect since 2016. QSuper have generously provided funding for one full time crisis counsellor every year since 2016. Their volunteer team also give up their time every year to help organise and execute the Candle Lighting Vigil held on Remembrance Day. They also hold Domestic Violence morning teas to raise additional funds for those affected by domestic and family violence.
Halcyon and Mirvac have been partners of DVConnect since 2018 when a collaboration was formed to build a 5 unit, $1.5 million dollar bridging-accommodation facility. Lifestyle community developers Halcyon and listed property group Mirvac, along with over 90 of their suppliers donated their time, labour and materials to build the facility. The facility comprises 2 one-bedroom units, 2 two-bedroom units and 1 three-bedroom unit. Each unit has its own kitchenette, living area and courtyard. The facility also has a communal kitchen and living room, a play area, garage, a dedicated office space for DVConnect support services, as well as an alarm, state-of-the-art security camera survellience and keypad entry on all doors and gates. Learn more
The RSPCA Queensland has been a partner of DVConnect since 2005. The RSPCA Queensland care for almost 250 animals as part of the Pets In Crisis Program. These animals are in desperate need of accommodation because their family have escaped domestic and family violence situations. While their family go to emergency accommodation or a refuge, often animals are not permitted there. The RSPCA Queensland provides much needed veterinary care, as well as accommodation for up to 30 days. The equates to almost 7500 care days plus veterinary care.
Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network announced their partnership with DVConnect on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2019 to coincide with their 100 year of fighting fair. Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network are committed to together with DVConnect to end domestic, family and sexual violence. The law firm have always been committed to social justice and were instrumental in contributing to some of Australia’s most influential legal decisions, including equal pay for women. They are providing DVConnect with a variety of professional services pro bono. In addition, the Maurice Blackburn’s Equity Team have donated $10,000 cash. Maurice Blackburn employees also volunteer at DVConnect events and hold fundraising activities. Learn more
Queensland Rail have been partners of DVConnect since 2010. Queensland Rail have generously provided Queenslanders escaping domestic violence through DVConnect with complimentary long-haul train travel. There are many occasions where it is not safe for a person to stay in the town or city they resided in when they were experiencing domestic violence.
Queensland Country Women’s Association have been partners with DVConnect since 2011. Country Women’s Association have been generously providing DVConnect with care packs for those escaping domestic and family violence.