Education

holistic wellbeing services

Community Education & Events   We host and deliver engaging and inclusive workshops, events and women’s group….   Read More.

Community Education & Events

We host and deliver engaging and inclusive workshops, events and women’s group…. Read More.

Be Ready Program   A 5-week program for women to connect with their passion & purpose and be empowered to work….   Read More.

Be Ready Program

A 5-week program for women to connect with their passion & purpose and be empowered to work…. Read More.

Social Enterprise Her Platform   An online school offering education & inspiration for the everyday woman. By becoming a member, you invest in The Centre For Women & Co.   Read More.

Social Enterprise Her Platform

An online school offering education & inspiration for the everyday woman. By becoming a member, you invest in The Centre For Women & Co. Read More.

 

Support

free immediate support & safety services

Crisis Response Team   We have an ‘open door’ policy at Logan and Cleveland offices to provide immediate support...   Read More.

Crisis Response Team

We have an ‘open door’ policy at Logan and Cleveland offices to provide immediate support... Read More.

Court Support & Women’s Advocacy   We provide court based support to women who experience DFV and who have court proceedings….   Read More.

Court Support & Women’s Advocacy

We provide court based support to women who experience DFV and who have court proceedings…. Read More.

Men’s Program   Disrupting Family Violence and Moving Closer to Family Wellbeing - a group behaviour change program.   Red More.

Men’s Program

Disrupting Family Violence and Moving Closer to Family Wellbeing - a group behaviour change program. Red More.


 

Empowerment

free counselling services

Women Holistic Counselling   We provide a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space. Our counsellors are committed to guiding women…   Read More.

Women Holistic Counselling

We provide a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space. Our counsellors are committed to guiding women… Read More.

Women Domestic Violence Counselling   The Centre for Women & Co. provides specialist domestic violence counselling to support the safety and wellbeing…  Read More.

Women Domestic Violence Counselling

The Centre for Women & Co. provides specialist domestic violence counselling to support the safety and wellbeing…Read More.

Children Domestic Violence Counselling   Specialist children’s counselling and supportive activities to children and young people aged…   Read More.

Children Domestic Violence Counselling

Specialist children’s counselling and supportive activities to children and young people aged… Read More.


donation = love

If you resonate with the work we do, please consider making a donation. Our services are not-for-profit and funded by the Queensland Government Department of Child Safety, Women and Youth and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

If you’d prefer a more interactive collaboration, please head over to our social enterprise and become a member today. Her Platform offers modern education & inspiration for the everyday woman.

www.herplatform.com.au

Community Education & events

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Our Community Education and Events Management team host a range of innovative and captivating events across the south east region promoting health and wellbeing. We collaborate with health industry professionals and wellness enthusiasts to ensure there is plenty of positive, purposeful education and growth for everyone. These events include innovative, contemporary and engaging Workshops, Educational Programs, Forums and Expos.

The Community Education team aims to learn from one another, share our stories and grow a strong, empowered and healthy community. With an emphasis on early intervention and prevention strategies to reduce the impact of domestic and family violence, mental health and contribute to sexual and reproductive health, healthy aeging and chronic illness.

For more information, call 07 3050 3060 and speak with the team at Beenleigh.

 

Click the button below to see our community education programs and events.

Visit our Facebook page or get in touch with our team to learn more.

be ready program - Skilling Queenslanders For Work

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Our BE Ready program has been designed to help women get back into the workforce, in addition to this the program also explores your purpose and passion and helps you identify what you want to do with your career.

We help with developing a career pathway tailored just for you, we guide you in how to network and build connections, learn about mindfulness and meditation, how to use social media to find work and be empowered to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. The program also covers resume writing, cover letters and interviewing tips.

We work alongside Designer Life who is the Registered Training Organisation and their trainer helps you obtain the Certificate 1 in Skills for Vocational Pathways whilst you are completing the five-week course.

The Centre For Women & Co. are funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to deliver a Certificate 1 in Skills for Vocational Pathways.

This program is part of the Community Skills Work Skilling Queenslanders For Work Program. The BE Ready program runs 4 days a week for 5 weeks, and is delivered in small groups of 10.

The BE Ready program is free and delivered at our Beenleigh office and the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre.

To book your spot please call 3050 3060 and speak with one of the team, or email kyliel@centreforwomen.org.au

HER PLATFORM - EDUCATION & INSPIRATION FOR the everyday woman

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a feminist social enterprise

Her Platform is an online portal where women from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds get 24/7 access to tools and resources that support their mental health and wellbeing.

Offering a mix of free specialist wellbeing content, as well as paid courses delivered by experts – Her Platform is a community space where we empower one another through education and inspiration.

how it works

We offer a pay-it-forward membership model where100% of profits from your membership is invested in programs run by The Centre For Women & Co.

By becoming a member for as little as $3/mo you’re sponsoring a sister.

You rewards are her rewards.

We also offer free memberships to eligible women in our network who wishes to attend our online classes for free.

Get in touch with our team at hello@herplatform.com.au to learn more.

 
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crisis response team

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Our Crisis Response Team are trained and experienced Domestic and Family Violence Specialists who intimately understand the impact of living in an abusive relationship. Women and children can access the Crisis Response Team over the phone or face to face. The Crisis Response Team provide –

  • Information

  • Safety planning and support

  • Referral to safe accommodation and other services if required

The Crisis Response Team is based at the Redlands and Logan Central offices, we have an ‘Open Door’ policy at both offices and provide immediate support to women and children seeking safety.

To contact the Crisis Response Team please call 3050 3060 and our friendly staff at will direct you to the right representative in either Logan Central or Redlands office.

 

High Risk Team

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The Logan/Beenleigh High Risk Team (HRT) trial responds to one of the recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report. In August 2015 the Queensland Government released its response to Not Now, Not Ever; accepting all 140 recommendations. One of those recommendation (76) was that the Queensland Government establishes a model of inter-agency responses to high risk cases of domestic and family violence (DFV) which work within an integrated response model, and which is progressively established throughout the state.

The HRT in Logan was the first urban trial site and started operations in February 2017.

The HRT consists of core and relevant associate members; the latter of whom attend HRT meetings on a case by case basis. Core members in Logan-Beenleigh HRT include:

  • Logan District DV Unit - Queensland Police Service

  • Queensland Health

  • Child Safety

  • Youth Justice

  • Department of Housing and Public Works

  • Courts

  • Probation and Parole - Corrective Services

  • Victim Assist Queensland

  • The Centre For Women & Co

  • The Department of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) support the work of the HRT as their role is to develop strategic partnerships across government and non-government agencies to recognise and respond to the aspirations of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. 

The Centre for Women & Co is the lead non-government agency for the Logan-Beenleigh HRT. We have a dedicated team of DFV specialists funded to provide expertise, support and coordination functions.  Some of these functions include: monitoring HRT referrals, completing preliminary and complex risk assessments, record keeping, coordinating logistics of meetings, and responding to immediate safety and needs where an existing support is not available.

The HRT is not intended to replace service providers’ daily responsibilities. The purpose of the HRT is to build on and extend good practice for appropriate information sharing and coordinated and timely responses to increase safety and perpetrator accountability.   The Logan/Beenleigh High Risk Team is committed to an ongoing process of learning and evolving approach informed by feedback and review/evaluation.

For more information or to speak to one of the team members from the High Risk Team please contact the Logan office on 3050 3060.

To learn more about the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report, please access this resource.

 

court support (men & women) and women’s advocacy

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The Centre For Women & Co. provide court based support to women who experience domestic and family violence and who have court proceedings before a Magistrates Court in relation to domestic and family violence matters at Cleveland and Wynnum. Our service is also funded to provide information to respondents and provides information on court processes.

Court Support staff provide information, support and assistance to women who are seeking a Domestic Violence Protection Order. (Staff are not able to provide legal advice).

We understand that going to court can be a stressful and difficult experience. Our workers are able to offer:

  • Information about court procedures.

  • Assistance in applying for a new order or to vary or revoke the conditions on an existing order.

  • Pre court visit and orientation.

  • Support in the safe waiting room and in the court room.

  • Post court debriefing and information.

  • Safety planning.

  • Referral to The Centre For Women & Co. Redlands office for ongoing support.

  • Referral to other agencies.

To access the Court Support and Information please contact us on 3050 3060 or visit staff at:

Cleveland Magistrates Court

5 Middle Street Cleveland Qld 4163
Opening hours: Tuesday 8.30am - 2pm   

Wynnum Magistrates Court

Pine Street Wynnum Qld 4178
Opening hours: Wednesday 9.00am - 1pm   

Men’s Program- Disrupting Family Violence

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The Centre For Women & Co. understand the importance Perpetrator Intervention Programs play in supporting families experiencing or who have experienced DFV. We seek to address the abusive behaviour of individuals who perpetrate domestic and family violence and provide them with opportunities to change. Our centre is funded to provide a men’s program across the Redlands region to prioritise the safety of those subject to the controlling and abusive behaviour of Service Users.

We have invested in delivering the best practice and evidence based approaches to reducing re-offending which has emerged from the ‘what works’ literature. The Ken McMasters program - Disrupting Family Violence and Moving Closer to Family Wellbeing is the program we deliver 3 times each week.

This group behaviour change programs is available to men aged over the age of 17 years who have used domestic and family violence in their intimate relationships. This group includes men that have been directed to the service through the justice system, including courts and Queensland Corrective Services. The Centre For Women & Co. aim to assist men to address their own use of domestic and family violence and other destructive patterns in their personal lives and relationships.

We also provide women’s advocacy to participant’s partners or ex-partners throughout the program and post program.

To find out more information about the men’s program please call the Redlands office on 3050 3060.

women’s generalist Counselling

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Counselling at the Centre For Women & Co. occurs within a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic space. Our counsellors are committed to walking alongside you in a respectful, non-blaming way which centres you as the expert in your own life. As qualified counsellors we acknowledge the many possible directions that you can take towards finding, uncovering or the rediscovering of your own solutions.

Our approach supports women to locate and identify instances of strength, hope and resilience despite the challenges in their lives. Our counselling conversations are intentional and aimed at supporting you to live out a more satisfying and resourceful life of meaning, steering you towards your preferred future and the embracing of choice and possibility.

Women’s holistic counselling is provided at our Beenleigh office, Redlands, Jimboomba YFS and Yarrabilba.

For more information please call 3050 3060 and speak with one of our team members.

FAQ

What is counselling?

THE FIRST SESSION

referral form

women’s Domestic & Family Violence Counselling

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The Centre for Women & Co. provides specialist domestic violence counselling services which aim to support the safety and wellbeing needs of women.

Our counselling is a therapeutic process that provides a safe and empathic environment for women to express their feelings and be supported in understanding and managing identified emotions, behaviours, and interpersonal relationships with more clarity and purpose. It can also support you to make decisions about what is best for you, including whether or not to stay with your partner and how to remain safe.

DFV Counselling may assist a woman to cope with challenges and make positive changes in their life where necessary. This can include practical assistance where required.

To book into our free DFV counselling based at Redlands or Logan Central please contact 3050 3060 to speak to one of the team members.

children domestic Violence Counselling

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Our specialist domestic violence counselling services for children and young people aim to provide a safe, empathic and trusting relationship that facilitates growth and healing.  Child-Centred Play Therapy is used when working alongside children from 3-10 years of age.

This approach provides the child with the freedom to express and communicate difficult emotions and supports children’s healing through creative means.

Our counselling services also support young people from 11-17 years of age. During our time spent with young people, we support them to identify and express painful emotions such as fear, guilt and anger.

Our counselling services empower young people and promote healthy interpersonal relationships, positive self-esteem and resilience.

THE REFERRAL PROCESS

Our services are free and available for people who live or work in the Logan/Beenleigh and Redlands regions.

We accept self-referrals and referrals from other organisations or doctors.

Please note that current wait list times are around two months. Please call 07 3050 3060 to speak with one of our staff to arrange Children’s Counselling based at Logan Central. For crisis support, you can drop into the Logan Central offices.

In case of after hours emergency, call Triple 000 or DV Connect 1800 811 811. 

Download the referral form