Logan City Council welcomes integrated domestic violence support services
Published: 16 September 2015
A state initiative to open a new "one stop shop" to support people dealing with domestic and family violence has been welcomed by City of Logan Mayor, Pam Parker.
The service, announced on Sunday by the Premier, will provide a single point of contact for people seeking domestic violence support services in Logan.
"Council welcomes the trial service, which will offer an integrated response to domestic violence by bringing together government and community support services to work collaboratively," she said.
"Domestic violence is a problem in every Australian community and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, financial circumstances or location. It has always been a problem that is often hidden and rarely acknowledged.
Mayor Parker said the community needed to say 'enough is enough' and address domestic and family violence as a priority.
"It's important that everyone in the community is prepared to act against domestic and family violence. I would urge anyone who feels threatened; either physically or emotionally, to seek immediate assistance," Mayor Parker said.
"This is an issue that has terrible consequences for every member of a family if the cycle of violence and fear is not broken through intervention."
Mayor Parker said the Logan City Council and the City of Choice Leadership Team were supporting a collaborative community and government response to the issue of domestic violence.
Some key projects about to roll out in the city are:
- Youth and Family Services' (YFS) R4Respect campaign, which is aimed at educating young people aged 12 to 24 in Logan about domestic violence. The campaign will be led by young people in the Logan community and will look at using innovative approaches such as social media and online games to encourage their peers to share the respect and anti-violence message.
- The Rotary Club of Logan and the Logan City Council are also supporting "It All Begins With Love," a play which tackles the issue of domestic and family violence and raises awareness in the community.
People seeking confidential assistance are advised to call DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636 - or Police on 000 if a family member is being physically harmed or threatened.