The following Brisbane-based services may be useful. Please let us know if you have a link to add by emailing us at: shebrisbane [@] bigpond.com
The Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC) – free and confidential support services to women who have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives.
Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc. – counselling and support to young women.
Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) – free, confidential support for women, children, family members and others.
DVConnect Womensline – offering telephone support to women who are experiencing domestic or family violence 24 hours a day 7 days a week. PLUS, with the RSPCA, helping pets get to safety each month. Tel: 1800 811 811 (this number will not appear on your phone bill).
Women’s Legal Service – free advice on a range of family law and domestic violence matters; aiming to help women who do not qualify for Legal Aid and are unable to afford a private lawyer.
Centre for Young Women at Stones Corner – support services for homeless and disadvantaged women aged 12-25 years, and their families.
Salvos – The Salvation Army Homeless and Accommodation Services provide services to adult men and women, women with children, families and youth.
Immigrant Women’s Support Service offers free confidential, practical and emotional support to immigrant and refugee women from non-English speaking backgrounds and their children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. Tel: 3846 3490.
Lifeline provides crisis support and suicide prevention services 24 hours, 7 days a week. Tel: 13 11 14.
beyondblue Support Service provides one-on-one, confidential support with a trained mental health professional and assists if you are living with anxiety or depression. Tel: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 to 25 years. Tel: 1800 55 1800 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Office for Women operates a free information and referral service (online and telephone) on issues affecting women’s wellbeing across a broad range of topics, including health, employment, legal services and domestic violence. Tel: 1800 177 577.
The RSPCA – visit the Adoption Centre at Wacol; or other services include the 24-hour call centre, the Pet-Detect team who search the state for lost pets, 24/7 Wildlife Hospital and 24/7 Animal Hospital. Tel: 3426 9999.