The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is a free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic and family violence. The service supports women, children, family members, same sex couples, couples without children and others.
BDVS is funded by the Queensland Government for the provision of services.
BDVS’ goal is to support woman and children to reach a stage where they are safe and free from fear of domestic and family violence. We provide a range of services, including information and referral, crisis support, practical assistance, advocacy, counselling and emotional support.
We work to provide a safe environment in which people can access our services, providing support in the way that best meets need - over the phone, on-line, or by visiting in the home or at a safe place in the community.
BDVS is working towards an integrated approach both internally for families, women and children and externally with other organisations committed to the same goals. Our service is based on the beliefs that:
- Domestic and family violence is a violation of human rights and is unacceptable in any form.
- Violence in any form is a crime and should not be tolerated by society.
- Women and children are predominantly victims of domestic and family violence.
- All family members have a right to safety in the community and where they reside.
- All individuals experiencing domestic and family violence have a right to be treated with respect, dignity and with a non-judgemental attitude.
- All individuals experiencing domestic and family violence have the right to choose what options they pursue to address the violence.
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BDVS is an activity of Micah Projects