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Worried or want some help or advice?

There is a range of info, advice and organisations in Brisbane (and Queensland) that can help you if you are experiencing violence, want to know how to help others, or want to know what assistance is available. Find out more.

If you are feeling unsafe, call 000 now.

Domestic violence is not just physical abuse. It can also be controlling behaviour, stalking, threats and verbal abuse that can quickly turn into physical abuse with sometimes fatal consequences.

If you feel concerned someone you know is being abused, don’t wait – call DVConnect for confidential advice and support.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander SEQ Murri Service Directory January 2017

MURRI SERVICES

Women

If you are feeling unsafe, call 000 now.

ATSICHS’s Child and Family Services

Provides support for vulnerable family and kids. We also recruit and provide support for Foster and Kinship carers. If you need help or advice or have a query contact us on 3029 6566.

ATSICHS’s Counselling Call 3240 8900

There’s no shame in talking and getting help. ATSICHS’s social health team are skilled and qualified to help you with a range of things.  Get in touch via this link

Joyce Wilding Hostel

Run by ATSICHS Brisbane the Joyce Wilding Hostel is an 18–room, 27–bed facility that provides short-term accommodation for vulnerable Aboriginal women and children. Meals and access to a range of health and social supports are also provided. Call 3841 0718 for information.

Check out the SEQ Murri Service Directory for more hostel and accommodation services.

DVConnect (Womensline) Call 1800 811 811 Anytime

This number will not appear on your phone bill.

Statewide 24/7 crisis support, confidential advice, counselling and referral to crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Young People

If you are feeling unsafe, call 000 now

ATSICHS Youth Service . . . support when & where you need it. We provide a wide range of free support for young people aged 12-18 years who live in the Brisbane area. Drop in for a yarn or give us a call 

The Line is about navigating relationships and helping recognise behaviour that crosses the

line. For more info head over to The Line to help you work out what’s ok and what’s not.

Check out the SEQ Murri Service Directory for more youth services.

Kids Helpline – Call 1800 55 1800

24/7 counselling for children and young people aged between 5 to 25 years.

Chat (Monday-Friday 12pm to 10pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am to 10pm), or email

ATSICHS’s Child and Family Services

Provides support for vulnerable family and kids. We also recruit and provide support for Foster and Kinship carers. If you need help or advice or have a query contact us on 3029 6566.

Men

Lots of organisations run men’s groups where you can have a yarn with others or talk to someone one on one.

ATSICHS runs a number of men’s groups – for example our Logan clinic has a weekly men’s group.  Contact our clinics to find out if there is one near you. Call now . . .   

Kurbingai also runs a number of men and family groups.

Check out the SEQ Murri Service Directory for more services.

Legal Help

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)

QIFVLS is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal advice and counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To contact your nearest QIFVLS Office, you can email help@qifvls.com.au or phone 1800 88 77 00.

Find more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services.

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld)

Offers legal representation for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples in criminal, civil and family law.

Call 1800 012 255 toll free 24/7

Visit the head office in Brisbane—Level 5, 183 North Quay, BRISBANE QLD 4000

View office locations in Queensland

Find other community legal centres near you.

Helping Others

Do you someone that is in violent relationship? Friends and family of people in violent or abusive relationships often ‘know’ that something is wrong or may have noticed a change in the person’s normal behaviour. Find out what you can do...

Helping yourself

Living with an abusive or violent partner is scary and stressful. You may hope that their behaviour will change—or you may be afraid of what your partner will do to you or your children if you try to leave. Here’s some info on what you can do.

How can help yourself

Child Protection

ATSICHS’s child and family services provide support for vulnerable family and kids. We also recruit and provide support for Foster and Kinship carers. If you need help or advice or have a query contact us on 3029 6566.

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak is a non-government organisation that aims to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care promotes the rights and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children. You can contact them on (03) 9489 8099.

Counselling

There’s no shame in talkin about it and getting help. ATSICHS’s social health team are skilled and qualified to help you with a range of things.  Call us today to make an appointment

Check out the SEQ Murri Service Directory  for more counselling services.