Creating a Safe-Haven for DV Survivors
Mirvac, Halcyon and DV Connect have collaborated to provide a bridging accommodation facility to provide support for victims of domestic violence.
Mirvac and Halcyon, in conjunction with DV Connect, have collaborated to deliver Queensland's first purpose-built bridging accommodation facility to provide support for victims of domestic violence.
The facility, a safe haven to be based at an unpublicised location on the northern Gold Coast, was launched by the Hon Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence on Wednesday 12th December.
The bridging accommodation will comprise two one-bedroom, two two-bedroom and one three-bedroom units each with their own kitchenette, living area and courtyard. It will also have a communal kitchen and living room, a play area, and a residence for the onsite manager.
Halcyon and Mirvac will work in conjunction with DV Connect to provide a safe, stable and comfortable environment for women with children exiting domestic violence situations, within which they can create new life plans and, where relevant, re-enter the workplace with confidence.
DV Connect, a not-for-profit organisation, placed 4,000 women and children in Queensland motels last year alone because all shelters were at capacity.
As a White Ribbon Workplace, we are committed to creating a culture of respect, where violence in all forms will never be tolerated. Mirvac offers Domestic and Family Violence Leave as part of our leave policy, to support any employee and their families experiencing domestic violence including paid leave, financial assistance and counselling.
Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.
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