Advice & Information
At DVCS we provide emergency and long-term support services to the ACT community to help break the domestic violence cycle. DVCS provides support, information and practical assistance to people affected by domestic and family violence, both during and after crisis situations.
Our services include a 24/7 telephone crisis counselling service, access to emergency accommodation, help with legal and court matters, support programs and training and education.
Our services are available across the Canberra community to:
- anyone—children, young people, adults—affected by domestic and family violence, either as a victim or witness
- men who want to stop using violence and controlling behaviours
- family and friends seeking to support someone
- local community groups, medical and allied health professionals, educators and managers/supervisors interested in training and education.
Need to talk to someone?
If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation, please call the Police on 000.
If you would like to talk to us please call our 24/7 crisis line (02) 6280 0900. Our crisis line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you live outside the ACT, please call 1800RESPECT.
More information about what we do and how we help is also available on this website:
- Crisis intervention services
- Legal support & advocacy services
- Programs for women/families
- Programs for men
- Programs for young people
- Support groups
- Safety planning
- Supporting someone
- Training and education
- Frequently asked questions
- 1800 Respect
- Relationships Australia
- Kids helpline
- Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
- AIDS Action Council Canberra
- Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
- Tara Costigan Foundation
- Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Older Persons Abuse Prevention Referral and Information Line
- Council on the Ageing
- Victim Support ACT
- Women’s Legal Centre