What do DVNSW members do?
DVNSW members work across the continuum of responses to domestic and family violence (from prevention through to crisis) including: outreach, safety planning and support, case management, advocacy, court assistance, housing and legal assistance, information, training and referrals.
DVNSW members work to empower women, their families and communities to live safe and free from violence. Our members specialise in providing comprehensive specialist support and advocacy for women, families and communities impacted by domestic and family violence.
The advocacy work undertaken by DVNSW is informed by the experiences and expertise of its members, the domestic and family violence sector and the interests of the women, families and communities affected by violence.
MEMBERSHIP TYPES AND ELIGIBILITY
DVNSW Member (organisation/service). Membership of DVNSW is available to not for profit, non-government organisations that support our overarching principles and provide specialist domestic violence or family violence services or programs or provide specific support services to women and their children. DVNSW Members have two votes.
DVNSW Founding Members are women working in domestic violence, many of whom have been part of the sector for decades and have led best practice in working with women and children. Founding members are individuals who were working in DVNSW Member services as at 31st December 2014. Founding members have one vote and access to all the entitlements of DVNSW Members. They continue to have these rights as long as their organisation remains a DVNSW Member.
DVNSW Supporters are individuals and organisations, businesses, agencies or entities that are not eligible to be DVNSW Members but support our vision and mission and want to be connected to the work of the peak and our member services. DVNSW Supporters do not have a vote but will have access to regular updates on campaigns, projects and current issues.
To register as a supporter please give us your contact details here.
To apply for DVNSW Membership, a representative of the service or organisation can complete the online application. Once we have received your application we will contact you for more details.
All applications are subject to approval by the DVNSW Board. The Association reserves the right to not approve applications.
For inquiries or more information about eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9698 9777 in office hours.