Phoenix House provides a comprehensive, public health response to the prevention of sexual violence. This means we work at three levels of prevention: primary (with the general community); secondary (for those people at risk of being sexually harmed, or at risk of committing sexual offences); and tertiary (for those people who have already been sexually assaulted or sexually abused, or have sexualised or sexually abusive behaviours).
Phoenix House commenced in 1995 as ‘Bundaberg Area Sexual Assault Service’; since that time our programmes have grown and developed, and in 2004 we changed our name to ‘Phoenix House’. Phoenix House services an area north to Rosedale, west to Monto and Eidsvold, and south to Howard.
Phoenix House is funded by the Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, and the Federal Department of Social Services. It is a free confidential service, governed by a community Management Committee. Staff employed at Phoenix House hold tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling and Teaching.