The Combined Women's Refuge Group unites Domestic and Family Violence refuges to advocate for women and children's right to live a life free from violence.

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Advocating for the interests of women and children escaping domestic and family violence; and the services which provide them with information, referral, accommodation and support for over 40 years.

Latest news

April 02, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The members of the CWRG, and refuges throughout Australia, continue to provide specialist crisis services and support to women and children escaping domestic violence.  At this challenging time, we believe women and children are at more risk, due to social distancing, economic instability and limited access to many community services. 

Operationally, refuges have reviewed and updated contingency plans to ensure they are robust and effectively respond to COVID-19. Emergency contact lists have also been reviewed and updated. Refuge management and staff are working to safeguard the health of women, children and staff through closures of common areas, stringent cleaning schedules, and check-ins and case management via telephone. Many staff are working from home to ensure those working in refuge maintain appropriate social distancing. Resources for home-schooling have been provided to women and children living in refuge and women without income are having food hampers delivered by staff. Shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitiser and toilet paper are ongoing issues that many refuges are working to overcome. Refuges continue to work with partners, including DVConnect, to keep women and children safe.

 

December 09, 2019

A Merrier Christmas... thanks to RBWH Social Work Services!

The CWRG thanks April and her Social Work Services colleagues at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for their festive team building and giving.  April and her colleagues worked tirelessly to decorate their team Christmas tree, collecting donations for each bauble to provide $1440 in gift vouchers to women and children living in refuge. Yes, that's a lot of baubles! Thank you April and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Social Work Services.

 

November 11, 2019

2019 AGM & Advocacy Workshop

Upon the conclusion of this year's AGM, the CWRG held a members workshop to discuss advocacy and how we will focus our advocacy efforts in 2020.

October 21, 2015

JUST RELEASED - Position paper: "More than just a bed. The contribution of women's refuges in QLD"

AN in-depth report into the work of specialist women’s refuges throughout South-East Queensland, including a “snapshot day’’ survey of the work they do and the women they assist, has been released.

October 18, 2015

Open letter to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Combined Women's Refuge Group SE QLD (CWRG) has written an open letter to the QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk regarding the epidemic of domestic violence, particularly in QLD.

 

Click the link to be taken to the full letter.

September 30, 2015

Position paper launch

AN in-depth report into the work of specialist women’s refuges throughout South-East Queensland, including a “snapshot day’’ survey of the work they do and the women they assist, has been released.

 

A launch event will be held on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at 10am.

 

Click the link to be taken to the media release for further details.

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