Meet Caroline our First Nation’s Liaison Officer based at our Caboolture Domestic Violence Unit.
Caroline helps clients in a number of ways. She assists with Department of housing, bond loans and rental grants, applications for NDIS, victims assist, and support letters for housing and victims assist, child safety (support person), and can help women talk to their lawyers.
Working collaboratively with other services is another part of Caroline’s role. At the recent first nation’s Xmas party, Caroline brought community together. She often conducts community engagement – providing information on the service and her role by guest speaking at community meetings and events.
In-house, Caroline facilitates cultural training for WLS staff.
A bit about Caroline – she is both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and was born and raised in Cairns and moved here to Brisbane in 2017. Caroline met her grandmother for the first time in 1991 when she was 12 years old and growing up with Torres Strait Islander people, this is where Caroline realised that her grandmother was from Stradbroke Island.
She says she is devoted to working to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“I will devote my life until I die working for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – that’s where my heart is.”
“I thoroughly enjoy working for Women’s Legal Services and alongside strong women who have a passion in helping women experiencing Domestic Violence.”
“There is a lot of things that I like the best about my position is working to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women getting involved in the community and being a part of an awesome team.”
We invite First Nations women to get in touch. Contact us through our Statewide Legal Advice Helpline on 1800 957 957. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.