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QSuper answering the call on domestic violence

QSuper fund full-time Crisis Counsellor

 

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, visit DVConnect.org.

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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

Your donation will help us...

  • Provide more emergency transport and accommodation to those escaping violence.
  • Provide more safety planning, crisis counselling & information to those escaping violence.
  • Educate Queenslanders on how to help family/friends/colleagues experiencing violence.