What Does WWILD Do
At WWILD we can provide support and information to people with intellectual or learning disabilities who have been victims of crime or exploitation.
If you have been a victim of crime, you may need help to know
- what your options are,
- what kind of support is available to you, and
- where you can go for help.
The best way to get information is for us to talk to you or another person over the phone or in person.
Call WWILD on 07 3262 9877.
Referral – Helping you get help:
We can help you find the help you need. This is called a referral.
Some of the services we can help you find might be:
- Access DFV services
- Legal advice
- Medical or mental health support
- Disability Advocacy Services
Go to https://wwild.org.au/links/ to find phone numbers for other services.
We can help with counselling support. You may want to talk to someone about how you are feeling. Click on this LINK to find out more about it.
WWILD workers may be able to support you:
- Talk about what you would like to do
- Talk about and help you improve your safety where you live
- Talking to police, attend court or appointments with lawyers
- Apply for Domestic violence orders, access
- Seek Legal advice or apply for Legal Aid
- Apply for financial assistance from Victims Support Queensland
- Apply for safer housing options
- Seek appropriate disability support like NDIS, Centrelink payments
- Fill out forms
- Find out about community activities or groups
Click on this LINK to find out more about the program.
Click on this link for ‘What to do if someone hurts you’ information: https://wwild.org.au/victims-of-crime/
WWILD has one a women’s group that happens on a Wednesday. WWILD also has short term therapeutic groups that run that run a few times a year. Please go the WWILD groups page for more information.
We also help people who would like to talk to the Disability Royal Commission and share their stories. This can involve you talking to one of our workers and working out the best way to share your story – written down, pictures or other images or face to face meeting. Its up to you. Click on this link to learn more about the Disability Royal Commission project at WWILD.
WWILD runs training workshops and community education groups during the year. Click Here to find out more.
You can find out more about our therapeutic community education groups Here on our Groups Page.
WWILD is asking for women who have an intellectual disability to participate in workshops across Queensland. These two day workshops will focus on safety and rights in relationships and organisations, information about violence and skills to access safety. We would like to talk to each participant prior to the workshops for a pre-group interview. In addition to the workshops this year, we are hoping to meet with participants again next year again (dates to be confirmed). These workshops are not suitable for women currently experiencing domestic violence or in crisis.
If you are interested:
Do you have an intellectual disability?
Are you a woman aged 18 and over?
Would you like to know more about relationships, domestic violence and sexual violence?
Do you want to share your ideas?
If you said yes to these questions, we want you to come along to our workshops!
Click Here to find out more.