To provide free, high quality sexual assault services in the Logan, Beenleigh, Beaudesert and surrounding region, for the benefit of all women, including young women aged 12 years and over, who have been victims of sexual violence.
To provide a not-for-profit, community based, client driven service, that recognised the multiple disadvantage of the region, including:
- Higher than average rates of unemployment, crime, domestic and sexual violence, and people living in poverty;
- High population rates of young people, young parenting women, people with disabilities, people from non-English speaking background, and Aboriginal and Islander people;
- Poor social infrastructure; and
- Social isolation.
To promote equity of access to services for all women who have been victims of sexual violence, particularly those most marginalised on the basis of their race, culture, ability, age, religion, sexuality, socio-economic status or geographic location.
To provide direct crisis support services to all women victims of recent rape, including support in accessing legal and medical and other, necessary emergency assistance.
To provide direct support, information, and individual and/or group counselling for all women suffering distress from child, past or recent sexual assault.
To provide direct support and information to friends, families and specific communities suffering distress from their involvement with women victims of sexual violence.
To undertake community education and awareness raising activities about sexual violence aimed at improving the status of women, and eliminating violence against women.
To provide training and skill development opportunities for police, health, education and other professionals aimed at enabling them to respond more appropriately to the diverse needs of women victims of sexual violence.
To provide information and education to government bodies and other relevant organisations about policy and program initiatives that may impact on women, and others, affected by sexual violence.
To contribute to statewide and national networks aimed at changing the factors, which contribute, to the continuation of sexual violence.