ACT domestic and family violence services remain open during COVD-19. A list of services and details of how they are operating is available on the COVID19 website
The ACT Government knows that the COVID-19 pandemic poses significant challenges and risks for service providers. This section is to provide service provides with the latest information about funding and service changes so frontline services can focus on delivering supports to women, children, families and perpetrators experiencing domestic and family violence. There are also resources to help service providers transition to new ways of working during and after the pandemic, such as working remotely and online.
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The ACT announced a $3 million investment for the specialist homelessness sector and domestic and family violence services to expand their operational capacity and relieve the pressure of additional need during COVID-19 and throughout winter. The investment also includes $1 million in grant funding to support community services organisations adapting and adopting to innovative and essential business changes.
The ACT is also investing $7 million through the Community Support Package as part of the territory’s COVID-19 economic survival package to deliver food relief, mental health and community support for vulnerable members of our community.
Visit the ACT Government COVID19 website for more information about the economic survival package.
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