YFS has partnered with Beaucare to deliver domestic violence counselling and court support in the Beaudesert area.
The service, made possible by funding from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services aims to drive integrated responses to domestic and family violence across Beaudesert and Jimboomba.
YFS CEO, Cath Bartolo said the new service offers counselling, court support and home safety upgrades for people experiencing domestic and family violence and specialised counselling for children impacted by domestic violence.
“We are committed to provide effective responses to domestic violence. Across all YFS services people present with complex needs, many of which are a result of domestic violence,” Ms Bartolo said.
“This new service is tailored to women’s needs. It strengthens our ability to give women and children not only the support they need, but to keep them safe,” she added.
Beaucare General Manager, Louise Dwyer welcomed the opportunity to work in partnership with YFS in this initiative and said the priority is to protect women and children who are most at risk of harm.
“This partnership increases our capacity to help people experiencing domestic and family violence. It enables us to truly make a difference in the community,” Ms Dwyer said.
“Through this service women can access options to increase their safety that they may not be aware of. Our Women’s Counsellor can either refer them to a refuge or support them with a domestic violence order application” she said.
The regional service strongly links with the Intensive Family Support program delivered by YFS and Beaucare for Browns Plains and Beaudesert which works with at risk families to improve children’s safety and families’ functioning.
Services are provided at Logan or Beaudesert and include:
- Court based services at Beaudesert Court (Tuesday weekly)
- Information and links to relevant services to address health, parenting, financial, legal and other counselling needs
- Counselling and support for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence
- Counselling and support for children and young people affected by domestic and family violence.
For more information contact Beaudesert Domestic Violence Service through:
Phone: 3826 1500
Hours: Mon to Fri, 8.30 am to 5pm
Phone: 5541 4216
Hours: Mon to Fri, 8.30 am to 4.30pm