WHERE TO FIND HELP:
if you are in danger,
If you are experiencing domestic violence,
please call DV Connect,
24 hours a day,
7 days a week
For further information and other relevant contact and helpline numbers, please visit http://www.dvconnect.org/
DV Connect - 1800 811 811
This is the QLD state-wide 24 hour / 7 days a week service to women and their children escaping domestic or family violence.
1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
This is the national 24 hour / 7 days a week support line for domestic violence and sexual assault.
QLD Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline - 1800 010 120
This number is available from 7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days a week.
Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (07) 3217 2544
Homelessness Person Information Queensland - 1300 880 882
Immigrant Women's Support Service - (07) 3846 3490
Legal Aid Queensland - 1300 651 188
Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) - (07) 3846 9300
Multicultural Families Organisation Inc (07) 5571 0381
IF YOU NEED HELP:
These suggestions may help you leave quickly if you are in danger.
1. Consider carefully who you tell about your plan to leave, this includes children and friends as this may compromise your safety.
2. Decide who you will call if you feel threatened or in danger.
3. Decide where you will go if you need a safe place.
4. Decide what arrangements you will make to ensure the safety of your children.
5. Save some money for taxi or bus fares for emergency transportation to a safe place.
6. Keep an extra key to your house and car with you at all times.
7. Make a list of emergency telephone numbers.
8. Hide a change of clothing for you and your children.
9. Pack all the medications you need.
10. Know where all your important papers and records are (eg. passport, birth certificate, bank cards/bank books, marriage certificate etc) and take them with you if possible.
11. To avoid confusion in a panic, practice traveling to your safe location.
12. Keep a list of items you may wish to retrieve at a later date.