EDON Place Domestic and Family Violence Centre Inc

Contact details

Region covered

Bundaberg region and outreach service – North Burnett region, Childers, Gin Gin, Monto, Gayndah and Eidsvold.

Initiatives/programs offered

  • Children’s Counselling and Support Services
  • Court Support/Services (Bundaberg, Childers, Gayndah and Monto Magistrates Courts) – assistance with DVO applications
  • Safety planning
  • Referral to other agencies
  • Emergency Relief Assistance (women experiencing domestic and family violence – an assessment will be conducted to determine the level of support required)
  • Home Security Safety Upgrades program – keeping women safe in their home project (upgrades to the security of client’s homes)
  • Community Education (awareness raising activities, programs and events for community, local schools, and organisations).
  • Training - Information sessions, forums and workshops (for community, local schools and organisations)
  • Short Term Crisis Accommodation and Support for Women and Children escaping domestic and family violence
  • Transitional housing available – which provides accommodation for women and children leaving the service who still require some assistance to establish independent living
  • Crisis support (available during business hours) - include crisis counselling (face to face or by phone), assistance to complete applications for domestic and family violence protection orders, assistance to access alternative safe accommodation, and other safety planning.
  • Women’s Counselling and Support Services for women experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic and family violence in the Bundaberg region.
  • Women’s group - ‘Women Rebuilding Their Lives After Domestic Violence’ program– for women rebuilding their lives after DV
  • Men’s Behaviour Change Program - for men who are choosing to change their behaviour – 16 weeks

NORTH BURNETT SERVICES

Services include:

  • Support with safety planning and risk assessments
  • Support with Domestic and Family Violence Protection Orders (DVOs)
  • Assistance with referrals to local organisations
  • Areas in North Burnett include: Monto, Gayndah and Eidsvold

Waiting space

Emergency relief

  • Short-term crisis accommodation for women and children
  • Emergency relief assistance (by assessment)