Refer Someone Experiencing DV to Support Services
Help is available.
It is important to refer someone who is experiencing domestic violence to support services. Although it can be difficult, it is essential that you are proactive in helping the individual get access to such resources. There are various organisations available that offer advice and support, both online and over the phone. Depending on the situation and urgency, there may also be emergency services available for immediate help.
When referring someone for help, make sure to listen carefully without judgement and provide them with as much information as possible about the different types of support available. Let them know that they have a right to safety and reiterate that domestic violence is not their fault nor something they should tolerate or accept. Encourage them to reach out for help but also respect their wishes if they do not want to take any action. Ultimately, it is important that they know they are not alone and there are individuals and organisations willing to help.
If you need support or information, Toowoomba Together provides a selection of high value contacts and support services. Learn more on our Resources page.
By providing support and guidance to those in need, we can create an environment where everyone feels safe and respected.
As a starting point, review our list of quality support services and resources
By 2030, our community will practice safe, respectful relationships
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