Family Violence crisis
DESPITE Premier Will Hodgman’s commitment to family violence and his government allocating money to the issue none of that money is going to the existing Family Violence Counselling & Support Service (FVCCS) . The Department are being required to find new providers outside the public sector while FVCSS doesn’t have enough staff meaning the service is stretched and at breaking point.
Just imagine what this fantastic service could do if it had enough resources to help vulnerable Tasmanians.
The people working in FVCSS do an amazing job, and deserve to have adequate time to spend helping the most vulnerable Tasmanians.
White Ribbon Day: actions and North-West event
On November 25 it’s White Ribbon Day – a day to raise aware of and take action against family violence.
In 2015 there’s a new White Ribbon Day pledge: “I will stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women”.
You can take the new pledge here.
Event in Devonport
You’re also invited to join us at a local White Ribbon Day event in the Devonport Mall.
Held at noon on Wednesday November 25, you can join others to sign the White Ribbon Day pledge and take a stand against family violence.
You can also show your support by signing or writing a message on a paper hand (find the document here:Hand print 3 FV It’s not ok ) then scan, mail or drop it in to Devonport Council, LINC or Devonport Community House, see addresses below.
The aim is to join hands from one end of the Devonport Mall to the other to say family violence is not okay.
DROP OFF POINTS:
Devonport City Council
44 Best St
21 Oldaker St
Devonport Community House
10 Morris Avenue
ph 6424 7060 email firstname.lastname@example.org