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MAY marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, a chance to raise awareness and take a stand against abuse. For Western Downs Community Church pastor Lee Dallmann, he's seen an increase in DV in the Chinchilla community in recent years.
"As a church we see the effects of domestic violence and see how it's increased in our community over the last couple of years, so we want to start a conversation on how our church can do something about it, be part of a solution,” Mr Dallmann said.
The church will holding free information and discussion afternoon featuring domestic violence survivor and author Ruth Lindsay on Sunday.
"In the last six years there's been quite a substantial increase in incidents of domestic violence... anecdotally we've seen it just in the fact that we've had to help people with counselling, with financial aid, with all sorts of things associated with domestic violence,” Mr Dallmann said.
The event starts at 2pm at the church at 3 Burbank Street and will include a free afternoon tea.