QSuper answering the call on domestic violence

QSuper have been helping DVConnect and Queenslanders wanting to escape domestic and family violence since 2016.

Up to 4,000 more victims each year have had their call for help answered thanks to a partnership between QSuper and Australia’s busiest domestic violence helpline, DVConnect. QSuper provided this much-needed financial support to help meet the ever-increasing demand on the services DVConnect provides.

According to DVConnect, demand since 2014 has risen dramatically. In 2014, the helpline would receive up to 150 calls per day, this has increased to at least 300 calls a day currently. The support from QSuper enables an extra telephone support officer to be employed for the helpline so they can answer more calls from Queenslanders in need.

With so many QSuper members supporting victims of domestic violence in their roles as police, nurses, emergency services, teachers, child safety and legal officers, QSuper wanted to mirror their commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable Queenslanders.

DVConnect offers a range of vital support services for men, women and children across Queensland, including free 24/7 telephone support, therapeutic counselling, and emergency transport and accommodation. If you’d like to find out more, visitDVConnect.org.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence, DVConnect can help you find a pathway to safety, away from violence. The DVConnect helplines are:

  • Womensline 1800 811 811, available 24/7
  • Mensline 1800 600 636 available from 9am – midnight, 7 days
  • Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120, available from 7.30am – 11.30pm, 7 days.
  • For more visit www.DVConnect.org.

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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.