We’ve helped make the Women’s Legal Service Helpline a reality

Published on 24 April 2017

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We are delighted to announce that the new Women’s Legal Service Helpline was opened on 7 January 2016, thanks in part to the funding received through our Dreams for a Better World program.

As soon as the lines opened they received a constant flow of calls, many from women who were very grateful to get through with minimum waiting times thanks to a new, improved queuing system. On day one alone they responded to six times more calls, and made 23 legal appointments.

The new Helpline has been implemented to give greater access to free legal and welfare help to Queensland women and their children who experience domestic violence. The Helpline, 1800 WLS WLS (1800 957 957) operates 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.

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