Vision...

Mission Statement

To be a service which embraces diversity, and contributes to the awareness and prevention of domestic and family violence.  This will be achieved through the provision of safe, accessible and appropriate services that promote support and education within our community.

Aims

  • To provide physical, emotional and psychological support to those affected by domestic and family violence, and provide a referral service for perpetrators within our community.

  • To implement a comprehensive education program to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and the related issues, with particular regard to the misconceptions arising from social and cultural beliefs about domestic and family violence, and the ramifications of domestic and family violence for those directly affected, and the wider community.

  • To research, develop and implement preventative and responsive strategies to domestic and family violence within the communities of Caboolture, Redcliffe, Pine Rivers and Kilcoy.

  • To nurture, develop and advocate on behalf of those affected by domestic and family violence, by providing support and facilitating access to appropriate services.

  • To advocate for the establishment and maintenance of relevant emergency and crisis response services for domestic and family violence within the CADA catchment area.

  • To promote and facilitate models of multi-agency case coordination to enhance an integrated response to domestic and family violence by all agencies across Government and non– Government within the CADA catchment area.

  • To act as a lead agency to recommend relevant improvements to the broader justice system response with particular regard to the criminality of domestic and family violence.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Centre Against Domestic Abuse is the fundamental beliefs which govern the delivery of appropriate services to clients.

  • The use of violence or abuse of any type by one person towards another is totally unacceptable.

  • People have the right to be treated in a non-judgemental manner, with dignity and respect and recognition of the worth of all cultures and creeds.

  • Clients' confidence will be respected at all times except where legal requirements prevail.

  • People are entitled to basic quality of life and to reach their fullest potential and to access community resources to achieve this.

  • Centre Against Domestic Abuse provides an environment where people (including children) are provided the information and support to make independent informed choices about their lives.

Values

  • The CADA acknowledges that all people have the right to be safe and free from violence at all times.

  • The work of CADA is guided by feminist philosophy.

  • The work of the CADA is undertaken within a human rights framework.

  • The CADA provides services to the community based on equity, irrespective of people’s sexuality, gender, culture, age, ability or religion.

  • The CADA delivers innovative, creative, responsive, flexible, and relevant programs within available resources.

  • The CADA is non-judgmental, compassionate, and respectful of the diversity of healing processes and pathways to empowerment.

  • The work of CADA is based on evidence of best practice.

  • The CADA balances its work between the healing needs of individuals and the prevention of domestic and family violence in the community.

  • The CADA works with a range of partners in the community to address domestic and family violence.