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How to Donate

 

We are grateful for the financial support we receive via donations, which allows us to continue helping those in regional, rural, and remote Western Australia experiencing domestic or family violence.

All donations to DVassist are committed to bringing an end to family domestic violence in regional, rural, and remote areas of WA.

DVassist’s vision is to provide access to free counselling, resources, and additional support services for anyone impacted by family and domestic violence in regional, rural, and remote Australia. Our online directory service and information hub provides a fast and efficient online tool for anyone experiencing domestic or family violence who needs to find help. This directory is a unique service as users can tailor the resources to their local area and specific needs.

Presently, the online directory functions across 33 key areas and is on track to have all regional areas in WA covered. Funds donated will help to support necessary ongoing maintenance of and updates to this directory.

Funding has allowed for the development of a call centre to provide regional telephone counselling for those involved in family or domestic violence situations.  This service offers people the opportunity to have confidential, tailored discussions with informed, qualified, and compassionate counsellors who are familiar with the additional challenges of living in regional, rural, and remote areas. As a result of generous donations, we are able to keep extending the hours of this service to provide support when it is needed most.

DVassist also provides live online web chat function available through our website. This third avenue of silent support gives even greater flexibility to those in need to connect with networks to assist them in making the changes to improve their family or domestic violence situation.

DVassist operates with a very small administration team to ensure that the funds received by the organisation are dedicated to delivering real change through effective support and connection.

Should you wish to donate to DVassist, please find further information below.

Bank Deposit

Transfer your donation directly from your bank account to DVassist. Our bank details are:

  • Account Name: Breaking the Silence (trading as DV Assist)
  • BSB: 302-162
  • Account: 1273163

Please email us at info@dvassist.org.au if you require a receipt. Please note all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Mail Donation

Make a cheque or money order out to DVasisst.

  • Post to: PO Box 8130 Subiaco East WA 6008

How to leave a bequest

We welcome any donations made to DVassist by way of bequests. If you do not have a will and wish to make one, we recommend that you obtain legal advice in this regard. If you do not have a legal representative, you may wish to contact The Public Trustee in Western Australia. If you already have a will, the usual way of amending an existing will is with a codicil – a short legal amendment to your existing will stating what you wish to give to DVassist. We recommend that you obtain legal advice to ensure any will or codicil is effective.

Information for your legal representative

The following may be of use to your solicitor in preparing your bequest:

  • Business Name: Breaking the Silence Ltd
  • Trading Name: DV Assist
  • Postal Address: PO Box 8130 Subiaco East WA 6008
  • Phone: (08) 6146 2518
  • Email: info@dvassist.org.au
  • Legal Entity: Company Limited by Guarantee
  • ABN: 80 392 422 300
  • ACN: 634 589 834

DVassist is is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and is endorsed for Charity Tax Concessions (TCC) which includes GST concession; income tax exemption; FBT exemption. DVassist is also registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

If you have any questions about how to make a donation, please contact us at info@dvassist.org.au.

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