Our vision is to help our community live happier and healthier lives by challenging the social structures that maintain domestic and family violence and by providing a comprehensive and client centred quality service to all vulnerable clients.
In 2009, the CRDVS provided crisis support and on-going counselling to 1,764 people affected by domestic and family violence and our child counsellor provided counselling to 87 children.
The demand for services from people affected by domestic violence continues to increase and the need to raise additional revenue to meet those demands is paramount. The CRDVS is collecting funds to help adults and their childen escaping domestic violence with financial and material assistance.
The Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service Gift Fund is a practical response assisting adults and their children dealing with an immediate crisis situation in a way that maintains the dignity of the individual and encourages self reliance.
The funds will be used to offer emergency financial and/or material assistance to those with limited or no income. Assistance can include (but is not limited to) food vouchers, cost of public transport, healthcare costs including prescriptions, clothing and household goods, repairing damage to property or upgrading property security, and payment of animal kenneling for those requiring entry to a domestic violence refuge or alternative safe accommodation that cannot take family pets.
Donations may be sent to:
Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
PO Box 12103, Cairns DC. Qld 4870
Please make cheques or money orders payable to :
Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service Gift Fund
Alternatively you can donate securely via the special online donations page and follow the prompts.Donate Now