The Ipswich Women's Centre Against Domestic Violence (IWCADV) has operated as the regional Domestic Violence Service since April 1994. IWCADV is a community-based service located in Ipswich.
IWCADV is a feminist organisation committed to working towards the elimination of domestic & family violence throughout the community. To this end, IWCADV is actively involved in supporting women and children survivors of domestic & family violence, in addition to coordinating a community response to this issue.
IWCADV provides a range of services to the community of Ipswich and the regional communities of Gatton, Laidley, Esk, Toogoolawah, Lowood, Boonah, Goodna and Inala.
The primary focus of the IWCADV is direct service provision to women and children survivors of domestic & family violence. This includes telephone information, referral and support services, court support for women at our regional courts, counselling services, group work and children's work.
In addition to this, IWCADV has a lead agency role in the community providing an integrated response to domestic & family violence issues within this area. This role involves the provision of training and resourcing to workers, networking with other organisations and services and the provision of community education on domestic & family violence. Again, these services are provided throughout the IWCADV catchment area.
IWCADV employs 12 workers including a Manager, Program Coordinator, Administrator, DV Advocate, two DV Workers, a Community Development Worker, a Community Educator, a Children and Young People's Worker, an Adult Counsellor, and a Finance Officer. IWCADV has a community management committee responsible for governing the operation of the organisation.
IWCADV is committed to working in to end violence in our community.
IWCADV approaches its lead agency role with a clear commitment to collaborative and accountable work practices, which necessitates strong working relationships with other relevant organisations and individuals. IWCADV respects the different perspectives that organisations may work from and welcomes an ongoing dialogue in order to ensure the highest quality services for women and children in the community.
The organisation operates on clear and accountable processes and invites feedback from all consumers and community members.
We have both come from Domestic Violence Situations!! We are Survivors!! We are here to help make a stand, spread out awareness to the community about Violence towards women & to get the Community involved!! We have come together to Break the Chain and RISE! RELEASE! DANCE!