Call 000 if you are in immediate danger.
Our trained workers support people who are impacted by domestic and family violence. We are committed to ensuring people who are experiencing violence are safe and well.
We also work with men who use violence or control in their relationships to help them understand, acknowledge and change their behaviour.
Our empowerment workers walk alongside women and children impacted by domestic abuse to enhance their safety and well-being and empower them to thrive in a future free from domestic abuse.
We do this through:
- crisis support and immediate case work
- specialist support at the Beaudesert Court (Wednesday weekly)
- exploring ways to increase property security
- information and links to relevant services to support your health, parenting, financial, legal and other counselling needs
- individual empowerment sessions
- empowerment groups
- specialised counselling for your children.
Formerly Beaudesert Domestic and Family Violence service, the name SHINE reflects our key focus areas of Safety, Healing, Independence, New Beginnings and Empowerment.
We provide these services at Logan and Beaudesert, whichever is safest for you.
These services are available through a partnership with Beaucare.
Who is eligible?
We back women, children and young people who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic and family violence in Beaudesert, Jimboomba and surrounds.
Responsible Men is a behaviour-change program for men in the Logan area aged 18 years and above, who use violence or are controlling in their relationships.
During the Responsible Men program we focus on how you can take responsibility to change your behaviour and decision-making without using violence, and how you can use this knowledge to make positive changes for healthy and safe relationships.
Through group work, we assist you to acknowledge and recognise your own behaviour and to change your verbal, financial and psychological abuse, stalking and other behaviours that instil fear.
Over 16 weeks, we cover topics such as:
- what domestic and family violence is
- its impacts
We help you work out how to change your behaviour and how to maintain change.
Women who perpetrate domestic and family violence can access individual counselling services, but not group programs.
Who is eligible?
To join the Responsible Men program, you:
- must think you have a problem with violence
- be under Voluntary Intervention Orders, or
- be referred by community or government agencies.
Project Hera is a domestic violence support service that we provide in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
If you are experiencing domestic and family violence, the police may encourage you to reach out to us.
We work at the Logan District Domestic and Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Unit and will strive to enhance your safety and wellbeing.
With your permission, we may visit you at home as soon as the police determine the safety of the situation.
Our goal is to connect you with specialists who can deliver expert support.
Who is eligible?
People impacted by domestic and family violence in the Logan area.
Witnessing or being a victim of domestic violence is extremely traumatic for mums and their children.
Often, boys find it particularly challenging to cope, and may use violence in their own family relationships.
Side by Side aims to break this cycle by working with mums and their sons, aged 12 to 17 years old.
Side by Side is free of cost and aims to improve the relationship between you and your son, working through past trauma, and holding young people accountable for their own violent behaviour.
We will also work with you to support your parenting and improve your relationship with your son.
The program includes group sessions with mums and sons, as well as separate mums only groups, to provide the support you and your son need to develop a safe, supportive and caring relationship.
Side by Side is for mums and sons aged 12 to 17 years of age in the Logan and Beaudesert areas who are not living with the adult responsible for domestic violence (such as a dad, partner or ex-partner).
Reaching out to the Logan community
Organisations throughout the Logan area rely on our support workers to deliver community education sessions about identifying and preventing domestic and family violence.
Select the link above to secure one of our workers to speak at your event.
Not Now, Not Ever in Logan
We are proud to co-lead the Not Now, Not Ever in Logan community response to domestic and family violence.
Head to the Not in Logan website to access advice for people affected by domestic violence.
Not Now, Not Ever in Logan is run by a group of community members and organisations, aiming to highlight the issue of domestic and family violence.
As a community, we aim to change attitudes and behaviours in the City of Logan to provide a safe and supportive community, where domestic and family violence is not tolerated and respectful relationships are the norm.