Up to 4,000 more victims each year will have their call for help answered thanks to a new partnership between QSuper and Australia’s busiest domestic violence hotline, DVConnect. Over the next three years, QSuper will provide much-needed financial support to help meet the ever-increasing demand on its services.
According to DVConnect, demand over the last two years has risen dramatically to around 300 calls a day – up from 100-150 calls in 2014. The support from QSuper will enable an extra telephone support officer to be employed for the hotline so they can answer more calls from Queenslanders in need.
With so many QSuper members supporting victims of domestic violence in their roles as police, nurses, emergency services, teachers, child safety and legal officers, QSuper wanted to mirror their commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable Queenslanders.
DVConnect offers a range of vital support services for men, women and children across Queensland, including free 24/7 telephone support, therapeutic counselling, and emergency transport and accommodation. If you’d like to find out more, visit DVConnect.org.
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