DVCS is a feminist-informed community organisation that seeks to address violence and abuse in family and intimate partner relationships and to promote respect in these relationships.
We encourage people who use violence and abuse in family and intimate partner relationships to take responsibility for, and cease, this behaviour.
DVCS supports all people affected by domestic/family violence. This includes people who are subjected to violence and abuse and people who use violence and abuse. Notwithstanding this, our service does prioritise the needs of people subjected to violence and abuse.
DVCS recognises that the majority of people subjected to violence and abuse in family and intimate partner relationships are women and children, and that children are particularly vulnerable. Men too are subjected to violence and abuse and we encourage them to contact us.
DVCS supports all people subjected to violence or abuse regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration status, gender, age, sexual orientation, and all religions, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
DVCS provides 24/7:
If you are concerned about someone’s behaviour we encourage you to call our crisis line on 02 6280 0900 to discuss further. We do not make any sound recordings of our conversations, but we do record that we spoke to you. This record can be made anonymously. If you are unsure, please speak to our crisis workers at the commencement of the call.
Domestic Violence, Family Violence and Intimate Partner Violence all falls under the same umbrella. It is violence and abuse that occurs within the family unit and intimate partner relationships.
It occurs when a family member or partner exerts power and control over their family member(s) or partner. The relationship can include spouses, partners, siblings, parents and children.
It can take many forms and includes physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse.
It does not have to occur within the home or between people who are living together.
It affects people of all ages, races, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Please contact us here should you wish to discuss your options further. You can contact us anonymously. We do not make any sound recordings of our conversations, but we do record that we spoke to you. This record can be made anonymously. If you are unsure, please speak to our crisis workers at the commencement of the call.
Recently I noticed someone share a link to an article (published over 18 months ago, mind you). The article was titled New laws will see babies taken from addicted or abused mothers who refuse to seek help.