Candlelit Vigil Held to Remember the Victims of Domestic Violence
Posted on May 6th, 2021
This week Emerald held a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of domestic violence.
Over 40 people attended the event, representing CentacareCQ staff along with community members, police officers, corrections staff and other teams.
The event saw the courtyard of the Central Highlands Regional Council offices in Emerald, bathed in purple light, now recognised as the official colour of the DV awareness campaign.
A video with some shocking statistic and stories that highlight the severity and reality of the domestic violence issues faced in Australia was played as a background to the vigil.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is so important in drawing attention to what is unfortunately still a widespread issue across Australia – with 11 deaths already attributed to it alone so far in 2021.
Support from CentacareCQ
CentacareCQ provides supports and services to adults, children and young people who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic and family violence.
These confidential services are offered at our Emerald site, and via outreach to surrounding areas.
Other Support Organisations
There are a range of other organisation that provide support services and useful information you may find helpful.
In an emergency dial triple zero – 000.
- DV Connect (Women’s Line) – 1800 811 811
- DV Connect (Men’s Line) – 1800 600 636
- Legal Aid Queensland – 1300 651 188
- Women’s Legal Service – 1800 957 957
- Qld Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service – 1800 887 700
- Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
- Hearing Impaired – TTY 1800 550 660
- Interpreting and Translating Service – 131 450