Federal Election: Be cautious of headlines
Our message to candidates, parties and voters is to provide – and seek out – the detail beyond the headlines. Move beyond the headlines and announceables When candidates and parties make grand statements of new initiatives we want – and need – the details. Recently budget announcements saw significant investment for women’s security, but the […]
How can you contribute to the end of violence against women, today?
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence starts on 25 November, The International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and finishes on 10 December, The International Day of Human Rights. The global campaign started in 1991 by the activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute. This year’s theme is “Orange […]
Myth Busting with the team at DVCS
Domestic, family and intimate partner violence is a subject we are talking more and more about. In the past it was not recognised or openly discussed within our community, it occurred behind closed doors and was considered private. At DVCS we are glad our community is talking about this issue, we welcome the additional funding […]
Can I leave home if I am unsafe? How can I help my friend who is unsafe?
This article was first published on the HerCanberra website on 27 August 2021. DVCS extends their thanks to the team at HerCanberra for their support. ACT is now deep into lockdown 2.0. This means people will be spending more time inside their homes, and potentially more time in dangerous situations. We thought it might […]
DVCS service provisions during Covid Lockdown (August 2021)
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is an essential service and will remain available, 24/7, throughout the lock down period commencing at 5.00pm on Thursday 12 August 2021. We are, like all of you working to ensure we meet the needs of the ACT Community while ensuring safety and compliance for our team. The following […]
Do you know how to support someone impacted by domestic and family violence?
Recently DVCS Chief Executive Officer spoke to the team at HerCanberra about how to support someone who is impacted by domestic and family violence. Having the confidence to respond appropriately is incredibly important as statistically, it is likely you know someone who has been impacted. To read the full article, please click on this link.
2022 Pets of Canberra Calendar Competition
DVCS spoke to the team at HerCanberra about the launch of our 2022 Pets of Canberra Calendar competition. You can read more about it on the HerCanberra website.
What’s it really like to work at DVCS?
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service employs more than 45 people across a range of service provisions. Some of the DVCS team work specifically with those in crisis, some work with clients seeking a legal response, some work specifically with women and children post crisis and some work with men who are seeking behavioural change. And […]
UPDATE – DVCS experiencing problems with telephone lines and message bank
***As at Monday 14 June 2021, our telephone lines and message bank facility are now working properly.*** *** As at 2.30pm, Tuesday 8 June 2021, our message bank facility is experiencing problems in recording and delivering messages. Please read the post below for further information. *** *** As at 9am, Monday 7 June 2021, our […]
End of Financial Year Giving
It’s the month of June, the last month before the end of the Financial Year. It’s this time of year DVCS seeks your donations to support the extra things our clients need. So far this year, DVCS has supported more than 4,300 clients. More than 330 people, adults and children, have been placed into emergency […]