TAKING A STAND: Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service team leader Sue Manthey, counseller Kate Coulson, chief executive Carmen Bekker and counseller Mandy Coles are urging people to Act as One against domestic violence this May.
TAKING A STAND: Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service team leader Sue Manthey, counseller Kate Coulson, chief executive Carmen Bekker and counseller Mandy Coles are urging people to Act as One against domestic violence this May.

Act as one to stop family violence

WHITSUNDAY Crisis and Counselling Service (WCCS) are showing the region domestic violence will not be tolerated.

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and WCCS are asking the community to act as one to prevent it.

The campaign kicked off last week with a candle lighting ceremony at Whitsunday businesses to remember those who have died because because of family and domestic violence. Last Saturday WCCS had a Bunnings barbecue to raise funds for the refuge children’s outdoor playground project which will be run by staff and management committees.

Keep an eye out for information displays at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre (until tomorrow), Centro from May 16-20 and the Proserpine Library from May 23-31.

An art activisim clothesline project will be held for women staying in WCCS accommodation and their work will be displayed at the Proserpine Library during this time.

The Act As One campaign is gathering community support across Australia to join together to stop domestic and family violence.

Visit www.actas1.qld.gov.au

for more information.

For information and support for domestic violence contact the WCCS on 4946 2999.


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