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Domestic Violence Action Centre - Toowoomba and Ipswich

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The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC – formerly knows as The Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence) is a not-for-profit organisation located in Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Services are provided in the following communities and surrounding districts:

  • Ipswich region and surrounds including Goodna, Springfield, Ripley and Goodna
  • Toowoomba and Darling Downs region
  • Lockyer Valley region including Gatton and Laidley
  • Somerset region including Lowood, Esk and Toogoolawah
  • Place-based and electronic outreach to key satellites (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Dalby, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi, Oakey, Pittsworth) in the catchment.

DVAC provides a range of services that include:

  • Telephone information, referral, advocacy and support services to women and children
  • Court support for women in our three regional courts
  • Counselling services for women and children
  • Group work for women and children
  • Safety upgrades for women and children wanting to stay in their homes
  • Schools community education sessions
  • Providing professional training and resources to other service providers and stakeholders
  • Community development, education and awareness raising events
  • A sexual assault service in Ipswich and Toowoomba regions.
  • Group work and family support for young men (and their mothers) who are using violence against their mother and/or siblings.

Other services provided in Toowoomba:

  • Place-based and electronic outreach to key satellites (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Dalby, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi, Oakey, Pittsworth) in the catchment.
  • Mobile outreach to women and their children in motels or other temporary accommodation in Toowoomba awaiting refuge.
  • Women’s recovery services, including facilitating access to education, employment and increased social and community connectedness.
  • Behaviour change programs for men who are using violence in their intimate partner or family relationships.