Women’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

Blue Mountains Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (BMWDVCAS)

 

In August 2012 BMWHRC was successful in securing funding from NSW Legal Aid for the Blue Mountains Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (BMWDVCAS).

BMWDVCAS covers Katoomba, Lithgow, Bathurst and Mudgee Courts providing court support to women seeking protection from domestic violence through the legal system.

As well as providing direct assistance to women and children seeking protection from domestic violence through the Courts, the WDVCAS staff can provide information about domestic violence and how to get protection as well as referrals to available services across the region.

 

Staff are located in Lithgow and can be contacted on either of the following phone numbers : (02) 6352 2052 and 0405 901 207 or email wdvcas@bmwhrc.org

Apart from providing court advocacy and support to women attending court as well as providing information and referrals to women through a telephone follow-up program in partnership with Police in each area, the wonderful BMDVCAS staff are making in-roads into community networks in each of these areas to enhance service delivery, coordination and referral options for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

If you need further assistance or after hours assistance regarding domestic violence please call the 24-hour DV Helpline 1800 656463.

If you are experiencing a crisis and need to talk to someone please call Lifeline on 131 114.

Other helpful numbers :

Family Planning Association Health line 1300 658 886

Katoomba Police Station          4782 8199

Kids Helpline    1800 551 800

Medical Hotline            1800 022 222

Mental Health Crisis     1800 650 749

Parentline         1300 130 052

Link2home         1800 152 152

Pregnancy Options       1800 003 707

Rape Crisis Centre       1800 424 017

Suicide Call Back Service         1300 659 467