Teamwork makes the dream work; it would be a tiresome phrase if it wasn’t so effective.
And IMPACT Community Services’ vision of Improving Lives is certainly more effective when collaborating with organisations like Hearts of Purple to help domestic and family violence survivors in the community.
Hearts of Purple have recently donated numerous items to IMPACT’s Intensive Family Support team to give to those in need.
The generous donation included 27 bags of women's essential items, a box of cleaning wipes, 32 packs of various size nappies and more than 500 bottles of assorted sizes of hand sanitizers.
Hearts of Purple CEO Michelle Beattie said when you’re on the run and you have nothing, receiving an emergency bag was “like Christmas”.
Knowing someone cares that you have basic items can make a world of difference and when you’re on the run every cent counts.
When organisations collaborate, more work can be done, more people can be helped, and they can work to ensure no one falls through the cracks.
IMPACT Family Intensive Support Manager Staci said the donations had been spread throughout all of the family programs at IMPACT, this includes Positive Start Parenting and Family Mental Health Support Services.
She said this donation has gone on to support women and children within the community in a time of need.
For more information about Hearts of Purple visit their website.
Further details about IMPACT’s support services are available here.
Domestic Violence Services
DV Connect: 1800 811 811
Edon Place: 4153 6820
Men’s Line: 1300 78 99 78
National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT).
Family and child safety
Child Safety Central Queensland Regional Intake Service (business hours): 1300 703 762
Child Safety (after hours): 1800 177 135
Family and Child Connect (FACC) 13 32 64 to share your concerns for families in your community.
Parenting/mental health support
Parentline: 1300 30 1300
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636