Safe Connections Program – Lifeline

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Safe Connections Program – Lifeline

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The Safe Connections domestic and family violence program is available in Charleville, Cunnamulla, Roma and St George.

The program provides counselling to women and children affected by domestic violence as well as court based support and information to aggrieved respondents who attend court for domestic and family violence.

Safe Connections program works with victims and perpetrators to ensure a holistic approach.

This program is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.

For further details or to make an appointment please call 1300 991 443.

Address:  16 McDowall Street Roma

Website: Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Ltd

 

 

 


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Commonwealth Bank Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance Package

Commonwealth Bank Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance Package

You may have access to:

  • Trained counsellors to assess your needs and ensure your immediate safety
  • Financial support in a package designed to provide immediate and practical assistance
  • Ongoing specialised financial assistance if you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of your situation.

Our Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance package is available for current CommBank customers, aged 16 years and above in any partnership or family situation. 

 

For more information click here.


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RUBY program at PCYC

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Rise Up Be Yourself (RUBY)

 For more information contact PCYC Roma.
(07) 4622 8446

 

Facebook Page: PCYC Roma

Youtube: Ruby (Rise Up, be Yourself)


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Special Electoral Enrolment Options – Silent Elector

Special enrolment options available to electors who may be experiencing domestic violence.

Electors can apply to register as a silent elector if they believe having their address on the electoral roll would put them or their family’s safety at risk. If you are granted silent elector status only your name is shown on the publicly available electoral roll.

How do I apply?

If you are already enrolled, you can register as a silent elector by using the form attached.

You will need to:

  • read page one of the form to check you qualify for silent elector status,
  • complete the form,
  • complete the statutory declaration and explain what you consider the risk to be and why your personal safety (or that of your family) is at risk.

If you are not enrolled, you can enrol online or complete a the PDF version of the enrolment form (also attached) and then return it to the AEC with your silent elector form.

A separate silent elector form is required for each person requesting silent elector status. You can provide one statutory declaration as long as it includes the names of all the people applying.

Silent elector status is not granted automatically. Each application is considered by the Divisional Returning Officer and a decision is made based on whether it meets the legal conditions for silent elector status.

If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on the contact details below.

 

Community Engagement Officer

Indigenous Electoral Participation Program | QLD State Office

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (07) 3834 3465 | E: Indigenous-QLD@aec.gov.au.

QLD Silent Elector registration

 

Electoral Enrolment or Update Form (S3)


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District Crime Prevention Coordinator (DCPC)/Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator

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Rochelle Gillett is the District Crime Prevention Coordinator (DCPC)
This is a co-ordinating role for crime prevention and recruiting strategies within the Roma Patrol Group. The function of the DCPC is to educate the community with strategies to reduce them from being a victim of crime, for example the ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign. The DCPC liaises with various cultures attempting to understand their beliefs and ways to break the barriers amongst the Police and Community.
This role also entails:
– Liaise closely with relevant internal & external stakeholders and members of the community to tailor and deliver crime prevention and reduction strategies
– Perform school-based policing activities – co-ordinate Adopt-a-Cops
– Conduct Security Audits at Businesses or private residences
– Running of the Police Blog ‘mypolice.qld.gov.au’ and Facebook Page:  Roma Cops
– Liaise with the Media regularly and advise them of current police issues, including radio segment every Wednesday morning on 4ZR

Rochelle is also the Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator for the Roma Patrol Group.
Senior Constable Rochelle GILLETT
District Crime Prevention Coordinator / Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator
Roma Patrol Group / South West District
42 Queen Street, ROMA 4455
Wk: (07) 4622 9315 Fax: (07) 4622 3574
Email: Gillett.RochelleR@police.qld.gov.au

 


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Online Help and Support

 Phone Apps:

Be Safe App  – Be Safe is a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis.

Daisy App – Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area.

Help Me App – Daniel Morcombe Foundation Help Me App. A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations.

Websites:

Aftercare – Lived Experience Forum – The SANE Forums are a moderated service for Australians 18 years and over who are living with mental illness, and families, friends and carers of people living with mental illness.  The purpose of the Forums is for people affected by mental illness to share stories and information that can help us find positive pathways through our experience.

Ask Izzy  – Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people with housing, a meal, health and wellbeing services, support and counselling and more.  You just enter a postcode and tick the relevant boxes.

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Breastfeeding Information and Support

Birdie’s Tree – Growing Together Through Natural Disasters – Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and ‘big feelings’. There’s information for parents and carers too.

Blue Knot Foundation – Empowering recovery from childhood trauma.

Butterfly Foundation – Support for eating disorders & body image issues.

Domestic and Family Violence –  Information, services and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence.

DV Connect – We can help you, your children and your pets escape domestic violence.

E Safety – Keeping kids safe online starts with you.

Hands On As We Grow – Hands on activities to do with your kids

 

headspace  – A place to be yourself – Helping you understand and work through life’s challenges.

Health Direct – 24 Hour Health Advice

Kids Helpline – Any Time, Any Reason

Legal Aid Queensland – We give legal help to financially disadvantaged people

Mensline – Support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime

myCompass – myCompass is free online, interactive self-help program. myCompass is designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression through personalised treatments delivered entirely online.

Parentline – Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Our phones are open every day from 8am – 10pm, while WebChat is available every day from 8am – 9pm.

Qld Veteran’s Portal – Services and supports for ex-members of the Australian Defence Force

Raising Children Network – Provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

Reach Out – ReachOut Forums is a supportive, safe and anonymous space.  Hear from others about what has helped them and share what you’re going through.

Robot Lawyers – Robot Lawyers is a free service for people to use who cannot afford a lawyer and have a minor driving or criminal offence.

Suicide Callback Service – Various resources for making Suicide Safety Plans and phone and online counselling information

Vinnies Qld – We are here to assist you.

Women’s Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit  – Safer technology for women

Online Groups:

Smart Recovery  – Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone
seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.

Facebook Pages:

Talking Families


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Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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