BDVS’ goal is to support woman and children to reach a stage where they are safe and free from fear of domestic and family violence. We provide a range of services, including information and referral, crisis support, practical assistance, advocacy and emotional support.
We work to provide a safe environment in which people can access our services, providing support in the way that best meets their individual needs.
BDVS employs an integrated approach both internally for families, women and children and externally with other organisations committed to the same goals. Our service is based on the beliefs that:
domestic and family violence is a violation of human rights and is unacceptable in any form
violence in any form is a crime and should not be tolerated by society
women and children are predominantly victims of domestic and family violence
all family members have a right to safety in the community and where they reside
all individuals experiencing domestic and family violence have a right to be treated with respect, dignity and with a non-judgemental attitude
all individuals experiencing domestic and family violence have the right to choose what options they pursue to address the violence.