Local DV services boosted by $100k

EMERALD'S domestic and family violence prevention service has received more than $100,000 from the State Government to continue its vital work.

Community Services Minister Karen Struthers said the funding would enable Centacare to continue its Crisis Support for Women and Children Escaping from Domestic and Family Violence program for the next 18 months.

"The Queensland Government is absolutely committed to tackling domestic and family violence," Ms Struthers said.

Ms Struthers said people from Dysart, Capella, Clermont, Springsure, Tieri and Blackwater could access the service.

"This service provides information, advice, referral, individual specialist counselling and support to people affected by domestic and family violence in Emerald and these outlying communities," she said.

"Locals can contact the Emerald service by calling Centacare on 1300 523 985.

"Women can also phone the DV Connect helpline 24 hours a day on 1800 811 811, while men needing help can phone the DV Connect Mensline on 1800 600 636."


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