New home for women’s support centre

Stacey Ross CEO The Centre for Women and Co. | Newsreel
The Centre for Women and Co. Stacey Ross. | Photo: Supplied by The Centre for Women and Co.

Support services for women and families in the Redlands and Logan will have a new home from next month.

The Centre for Women and Co. are putting the finishing touches on a new head office in Springwood, south-east of Brisbane.

Purchased with the help of a $3 million State Government grant, the three-storey building at Cinderella Drive, is in a central location, close to transport and is expected to open in mid-June.

The Centre for Women & Co Chief Executive Officer Stacey Ross said the new building would make it easier for women to access crucial support such as counselling, crisis intervention, safety planning and other support.

“For 30 years, we have dedicated our lives to educating, supporting and empowering women and their families across Logan and Redlands (and) this will allow us to reach more vulnerable women in need of support and those fleeing violent situations,” Ms Ross said.

She said the Centre for Women & Co had seen a significant demand for their services and the new building was another step towards creating change.

“The important work we do to ensure the health and safety of women and children experiencing violence, especially in times of crisis, is vital.

“We continue to build our services in early intervention and prevention for women from all walks of life.”

The centre’s latest impact statement showed the organisation delivered more than 37,800 hours of service in the past year, including 12,000 hours towards crisis responses and 4000 hours of counselling for DFV survivors.