If you are in danger and need urgent assistance call 000.


Atherton – Immediate short term emergency housing program
We provide immediate short term emergency housing for women and children escaping
domestic family and violence. Our housing is independent and safe. Referrals may come via DV CONNECT, self-referral or through another service.

Atherton – DV Court Support Program
We provide Court Support for women seeking Domestic Violence Protection Orders, and
escaping violent situations. We provide practical legal support with making private
applications for Domestic Violence Protection Orders. Court support is provided at the
Magistrate Courts in Atherton and Mareeba each week.

Atherton – Safer at Home Program
We work with the courts, police and clients to assist women and children to stay safe in
their home. Staying in your own home is an option for some women – if you have a
protection order that states the respondent is not to enter or remain at the place where you are living, or that the court has ordered the respondent to vacate the premises. We can assist with practical aspects of staying safely at home and make arrangements for the safety upgrades to be made to the woman’s home.

24 Hour DVConnect Call 1800 811 811