If you need help or would like to refer someone else:
Please phone WWILD on (07) 32629877:
- If you need some support
- To help someone else
- Or if you want more information about our service or other services.
- Are taken over the phone by WWILD workers
- May be made by anyone – a person with intellectual or learning disability, a family member, support person
- Are talked about at the weekly team meeting.
- Are followed up by the intake worker, who will contact the person to talk about what happens next.
- Are not accepted by email. We need a more detailed information for a proper referral. Please phone or if you send an email after-hours, please follow-up with a phone call if you haven’t heard back from us. If you are not able to use a phone, please let us know in the email.
Please remember WWILD is not a crisis service, if this is an emergency
- Phone 000 or the Queensland Police on 131444.
- Or click on this link for other crisis and after-hours services https://wwild.org.au/links/
What we can do:
Victims of Crime Workers can provide support to people with an intellectual disability who have been a victim of crime, or to their family, workers or supporters. The worker may help you to:
- Work out what you want to do – talk about options or choices
- Work out a safety plan – how you can feel safer in your community
- Explain what happens when talking to police or going to court
- Talk to police, attend court or appointments with lawyers.
- Provide information to family or supporters about how to help someone who has been a victim of crime
- Help you to find some counselling support for you or your family
- Apply for financial help from Victims Support Queensland
- Some case management support if needed to get help from other services that help with safety and recovery, such as housing, Centrelink, NDIS, legal advice, community activities or groups.
Victims of crime individual support is available in the North Brisbane, South Brisbane, Logan/Beenleigh, and the Moreton Bay region.
Information, advice and referral is available Queensland-wide.
Easy read page – ‘What do if someone hurts you page’
Further information: Supporting the Person who is a Victim of Crime