DVCS will continue to provide supports for those impacted by domestic and family violence within the ACT community.
We note the very fluid nature of what we are experiencing, which means our response will need to remain flexible and responsive. Like many other organisations, DVCS will be guided by the advice of ACT Health and the Federal Government.
We take this opportunity to remind people that isolation and the circumstances our community are facing right now can increase the frequency and/or severity of domestic and family violence.
With this in mind, we encourage people who are being subjected to domestic and family violence or not sure what they are experiencing to make contact with us.
We encourage people who use violence and/or controlling behaviours, who would like support and intervention to support their and their partners and/or families safety, to contact us.
We ask people to look out for and reach out to family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. If you’re not sure what to say or do about someone you are worried about, we encourage you to contact us or view our Supporting Someone page.
The 24/7 crisis intervention program continues to be available to all members of the ACT community wanting support with domestic and family violence;
- DVCS continue to provide face to face support whilst being guided by the ACT Health and Federal Government recommendations;
- DVCS will provide support at hospitals and other medical facilities;
- DVCS will provide support for clients who require support with Family Violence Orders;
- The Case Management Programs: Young People’s Outreach Program and Staying@Home remain operational;
- Room4Change remains operational and we encourage people to reach out if you are looking for support or if you are concerned your behaviour may impact your partner/families safety; and
- In accordance with the advice of ACT Health and the Federal Government we have suspended all group work.
We will endeavour to keep you up to date with DVCS service provision on our social media platforms and encourage you to contact us should you have any further questions.
We are contactable via our 24/7 crisis line on 62 800 900 or via our confidential contact form.