2016 16 Days of Activism

November 21, 2016

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that works to raise awareness about violence against women and the impact this violence causes to a woman’s well-being.  The campaign runs from 25 November, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10 December, the International Human Rights Day. […]

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What happens on a crisis visit?

November 15, 2016

During the 2015/16 financial year DVCS staff attended at 1,820 crisis visits around Canberra, this equates to almost five per day.  Many people have very valid questions and concerns when it comes to meeting with DVCS staff.  We hope these commonly asked questions and answers assist people making a decision about meeting with us. Where […]

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Annual Thank You Drinks

November 10, 2016

Yesterday, 9 November 2016, DVCS hosted our annual Thank You Drinks.  This is an opportunity for us to formally thank and acknowledge all the wonderful organisations, businesses and individuals who make significant contributions towards DVCS.  We are grateful for the cash donations, in-kind donations and time volunteered by all of these wonderful organisations, businesses and […]

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DVCS & ConnectionsACT to Merge

August 30, 2016

“On behalf of the DVCS Board of Governance and staff I am excited to announce that as of 1 October 2016 DVCS will merge with Connections ACT” says DVCS Chief Executive Officer, Mirjana Wilson. “The Boards and Executive of DVCS and Connections ACT have been working together over the last few months to bring the […]

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What happens when I call the 24 crisis line?

July 28, 2016

Making a call to the DVCS 24 hour crisis line can a be a bit scary at first, especially when you don’t know what to expect.  We have put together a few frequently asked questions and answers to help provide a bit of information and background. When can I call DVCS: We never close.  We […]

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