Domestic violence and family violence often takes place ‘behind closed doors’. In the past it was seen very much as a ‘private family matter’ that society should not get involved with.

It can be difficult for those who are, or who have experienced violence to come forward because they may feel isolated, ashamed, confused or just too afraid to speak about their experiences. Sometimes they blame themselves for the violence because they have been told by their partner on many occasions, that they ‘provoked’ it.

April 2013 Newsletter


CRDVS Tablelands

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new Tablelands service - providing quality services to the Tablelands region in :

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referral
  • Adult and Child Counselling

You can find us at 15 Beatrice Street, Atherton (with the Womens Centre Tablelands) or make an appointment to see us at one of our outreach offices in Mareeba or Kuranda. Please phone for appointments on 1300 909 250.


A Big Thank You to Val Mackintosh

Val from the Tablelands has raised $4,464 for The Womens Centre Atherton and CRDVS Tablelands. Val's 700km bike journey through Victoria in April raised over $1,700 and recently $2,750 was donated to Val's campaign from five students of St. Stephens Catholic College in Mareeba, who won a local competition/project about the effects of domestic and family violence on young people and their community. Thank you to Val, the students from St. Stephens, Mareeba Community Housing and all the businesses and individuals who supported Val's ride and in turn helped us to provide financial and material support to victims experiencing domestic and family violence.


"Parenting Beyond Violence" Groups

A group for women who’ve experienced domestic violence, who may or may not have children currently in their care. Parenting Beyond Violence (PBV) explores the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact it may have on women and their children, focusing on how domestic violence influences parenting.

First group commenced on 9th May for six weeks

Second group commences on 17th October for six weeks - download the flyer here

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