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Single Mother Domestic Violence Support Directory

Queensland Domestic Violence Support

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Queensland - Dvconnect
Dvconnect provides free help for women, men, children and pets affected by domestic and family violence across Queensland

Queensland - Brisbane - Brisbane Domestic Violence Service
The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is a free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic violence

Queensland - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Caloundra and Hinterland, Gympie, Maroochydore & Noosa - Centacare domestic and family violence prevention and support
Centacare CFCS provides a wide range of prevention and support programs for domestic and family from all branches. Services include individual and family counselling, group programs for men, women and children. The SCOPE (Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education) program offers a wide range of support services, including court support across the Sunshine Coast Region (see the next link for more information regarding SCOPE)

Queensland - from Caloundra to Gympie including the Hinterland - SCOPE (Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education)(Centacare)
Counselling & support for adults and children, housing and emergency accommodation referral, assistance with Protection Order applications, questions about court & court support, groups for women plus many more domestic violence programs and services

Queensland - Gold Coast - Domestic Violence Prevention Centre
The organisation provides a range of services and supports including crisis intervention, counselling for women and children, groups for women and children, court assistance, men's programs, community education and training, community awareness activities as well as having been the driver for the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Integrated Response

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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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