The Providers

At Carinity we believe in creating communities where you feel valued, included and secure, where your voice is heard and you are respected. Since 1949 Carinity, formerly Queensland Baptist Care, has been making a real difference to people through comprehensive and integrated community services. This includes providing affordable and integrated retirement communities, care to the aged and frail, shelters for homeless youth, help for families and young people experiencing difficult times, support for people with disability, chaplaincy and alternative education for teenagers who struggle in traditional schools.

The ReNew program is run by Carinity Talera. Talera provides assistance for children who have experienced or are at risk of abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Counselling, therapy and support group sessions are also available for parents, guardians, carers, school affiliates or anyone who lives or works with a child or young person who has been through these experiences.

Our counselling and child protection support services are available to children and young people up to the age of 17 years old living on the south side of Brisbane. Our therapy includes individual counselling, group work, consultation and support for parents, carers and guardians, education about child development, trauma and domestic violence as well as parenting training.

Carinity provides a range of services to the community. To find out more, visit our website at

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The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC – formerly known as The Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence) is a not-for-profit organisation located in Ipswich servicing the local government areas of Ipswich City Council, Somerset Regional Council (excluding Kilcoy), Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council (excluding Beaudesert) as well as Toowoomba and Darling Downs.

Since April 1994 DVAC has been committed to working with our communities towards the prevention and elimination of domestic and family violence.

To this end, DVAC is actively involved in supporting women, young people and children who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic and family violence, supporting men who are actively committed to behaviour change as well as providing information and education to the communities at large.

DVAC provides a range of services to the community. To find out more, visit our website.