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Family Services

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1800 Respect National Sexual Assualt, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Dealing with sexual assault and domestic and family violence is never easy, but qualified and experienced counsellors can provide information and refer you to services available in your area that can help. telephone counselling is available 24-7, whether you’re seeking help for yourself, a friend or relative, a colleague or a client. Professionals seeking assistance with work – induced trauma are also encouraged.



Categories: 24hr Emergency Contacts, Child and Youth Services, Domestic and Family Services, Emergency and Crisis Care Numbers, Family Services,

Aboriginal Family Law Services

Provides free legal and community support services for Aboriginal families and individuals in Western Australia. This includes legal advocacy, casework, court support and representation in matters related to family violence and sexual assault. They cannot act for perpetrators of violence. The legal matters they assist with include Violence Restraining Orders (VRO’s), criminal injuries compensation, and family law issues such as child recovery orders and parenting plans.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Child and Youth Services, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, Legal Services,

Anglicare WA – Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Services

Provides assistance to children who have been sexually abused, are exhibiting sexualised behaviours or have enacted sexual abuse against others. Available to children up to the age of 18 years. Referral from Department of Child Protection must have been received before counselling commences. However, if no referral has been received then the service can be contacted to discuss options. The perpetrator of the child abuse must be removed from the child homes.

Office locations:

Gosnells – (08) 9394 9200

Joondalup – (08) 9301 8500

Midland – (08) 9374 2409

Rockingham – (08) 9528 0702

Manjimup – (08) 9777 1945

Katanning – (08) 9821 9663

Albany – (08) 9845 6666



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Anglicare WA – Connect For Life

Connect for Life Carer Support Services provides a range of flexible respite and support options for carers and families of people with a severe diagnoseable mental illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and intellectual disabilities. The services has been established to address the impacts of caring. The aim of these services is to provide support to carers and families to maintain their caring role whilst make the transition to NDIS and is aimed at assisting you as a carer to sustain your relationship and to enhance your own well-being.

Office Locations:

Gosnells – 9394 9200

Mandurah – 9581 0583



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Mental Health Services,

Anglicare WA – Young Parents Support Program (Gosnells)

Anglicare WA – Young Parents Support Program provides support, assistance and advocacy for at risk young people under the age of 25 years, who are pregnant or have children. The service offers outreach, where a worker meets you in your home or an out of office location. During these visits the worker may provide information and support, referral to other services, advocacy and informal counselling.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Anglicare WA – Children’s Contact Services

The Children’s Contact Service provides safe, secure and child focused environments in which children can continue to have a relationship with a parent or family member that they do not live with. We assist families with changeover and offer supervised visits. The Children’s Contact Service provide assistance with issues such as changeover services and assistance with supervised visits.

The service is designed to assist separated families who are concerned about the impact that ongoing arguments and stressful behaviours may be having on their children. In most circumstances families will use the Children’s Contact Service following the implementation of a Family Court Order or a Parenting Plan.

To arrange for either supervised visits or facilitated changeover both parents must phone their nearest service and organise an appointment. Both parents will be individually interviewed in order to complete an intake assessment form.

Office Locations:

East Perth – 1300 114 446

Joondalup – 9301 8500

Bunbury – 9720 9200

Albany – 9845 6666



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Anglicare WA Counselling

Counselling is offered by trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, couples or families. Counselling is available at Anglicare sites across WA. Anglicare WA also offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend in person, including those who live in rural or remote regions.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Anglicare WA Family Housing Program

The Family Housing Program is a transitional supported accommodation service that provides housing and support to families who wish to stabilise and actively engage in a support plan whilst being housed for up to twelve months. This service has accommodation throughout Perth Metropolitan area, with three and four bedroom homes close to schools, community facilities and public transport.

The program is for families who have two or more children under the age of 16 in their care and require supported medium-term housing. To meet the criteria for this program, families need to be on the Housing Authority waitlist and be eligible for the Bond Assistance Loan. Please note that this service operates a waitlist and during periods of high demand the waitlist may be closed to new applicants.

The program operates metro wide, with properties in every corridor. Please call the Family Housing Enquiry Line on (08) 9528 0781 for more information.



Categories: Accommodation, Family Services,

Anglicare WA Family Relationship Centres

Family Relationship Centres provide assistance to families at any stage of their lives. The Centres are for all families in need of information and support in relation to family relationships and for those families who are  separated we offer family dispute resolution services.

Resources available at Family Relationship Centres include flyers and booklets from services, computers that can be used to search for information on the web, phones that are directly connected to the Family Relationship Advice Line, and staff who can provide consultation and family dispute resolution.

Family Relationship Centre Locations:

Joondalup – 9301 8500

Mandurah – 9583 1400

Kimberly – 9193 8100

Kununurra – 9166 5000



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts,

Anglicare WA Making Ends Meet

Making Ends Meet provides financial assistance, support and education to working families who are living in private rental accommodation and experiencing significant housing stress. This includes the payment of grants to help pay bills, negotiate repayment plans and give you the skills to manage your budget.

The program is designed to give families in crisis a foundation upon which to build a financially stable future.

Making Ends Meet is for people who are:

  • renting privately (not through Homeswest)
  • have a family
  • are currently working
  • in stable accommodation for 6 months or more
  • paying an increasing amount for rent
  • living in the city of Mandurah or Rockingham or Cockburn, or the town of Kwinana
  • working with an Anglicare WA Financial Counsellor

Office Locations:

Rockingham – 9528 0702

Mandurah – 9581 0583



Categories: Family Services, Financial Services,

Anglicare WA Reclaiming Our Lives

Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who have been or are victims of family and domestic violence. The program consists of eight two-hour sessions held at a safe venue, where you can share and talk openly about yourself, your relationships and your family. The program provides information about domestic violence but also encourages participating women to support each other emotionally and practically.

Office Locations:

Albany – 9845 6666

Broome (Regional Offices) – 9194 2400

East Perth – 1300 114 446

Joondalup – 9301 8500

Karratha (Main Office) – 9143 1880

Kununarra – 9166 5000



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Carers WA

Counselling line 1800 007 332  8am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Assist people who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who is frail & elderly, has dementia, a mental or chronic illness, a disability, complex needs or receives palliative care Carers provide a range of services for carers within the state.

 

 



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Mental Health Services,

Centrecare – Youth and Family Counselling and Support Services

Perth: (08) 9325 6644
Joondalup: (08) 9300 7300

Provides counselling, support and linkages within the community for young people aged 12-18 yrs and their families. This service is provided for people living in the Joondalup region of Perth.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Centrecare Family Enhancement Services (FES)

The program supports clients in enhancing family strengths and abilities to be able to take care of their children, and ensure their safety and well being. The program assists parents to develop appropriate skills, knowledge and confidence to be the best parents through weekly home visits, referrals and development support. If you would like the Family Enhancement Service (FES) to help, ask your Support Worker to refer you to the program. The Support Worker can arrange a time for a Family Support Worker from FES to visit you at home



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Centrecare Family Support Services (FSS)

Provides a confidential outreach counselling service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who are at risk of having their children removed from their care. FSS workers will support the family in keeping their children safe at home. If you would like the Family Support Service (FSS) to help, ask your Department for Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) Case Worker to refer you to the program.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Centrecare General Counselling

Provides counselling in the Perth area for issues related to relationship changes, conflict, depression, low self-esteem, self-confidence, loss or grief, separation, step families, communication, gambling, abuse and life transition.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Centrecare Parent and Adolescent Conflict Counselling Service (PACCS)

Provides a counselling service for parent/caregivers, children and teenagers aged 12 to 18 years old, to find solutions to conflicts they may be experiencing. Issues may include: abuse or violence in the family, adolescent development issues, relationship conflicts, communication difficulties, drug and/or alcohol use, school or friendship related issues, sexuality issues or adolescent mental health issues. The service provides individual counselling and/or family counselling, along with workshops, seminars and school based programs that aim to assist and educate both young people and their family.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Centrecare Parent Teen Link Counselling Service

Provides counselling to Perth and Joondalup families where significant conflict between parent/s and a teeenage occurs. Works on the premise that all parents and teenagers have the potential ability to resolve their differences, but may need some help and support in learning new ways of dealing with their problems.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Centrecare Youth Support Service (CYSS)

Free service. Provides outreach counselling, support and linkages within the community for young people aged 12-18 years and their families. This service is provided to people living in the Joondalup region of Perth. A CYSS worker will visit you in the community, your home, school or a place of your choosing, which is a comfortable place to talk and help you sort things out.

 



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Communicare – Building a Balance

For families with young people between the ages of 12-17 who are dealing with problematic and/or disruptive behaviour of one or more members, including self-harm, domestic violence or abuse. The program could also be beneficial for marginalised families, families in transition (separating, divorcing, step or blending families), culturally diverse families, or those who wish to improve the way they communicate, evaluate their goals, dreams and values or explore long standing issues.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Communicare – Building New Beginnings

An intensive and targeted intervention and support service offered to children between the ages of 6-12, and their parents, who are at risk due to family circumstances, predominantly Family and Domestic Violence. The service may include a combination of coaching, family and individual therapy of 6-10 sessions and access to Support and Psycho-educational Groups. The service is offered in Cannington, Armadale and Kwinana.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service

East Perth: (08) 9421 3888
Midland: (08) 9374 1400
Mirrabooka: (08) 9344 0444
Maddington: (08) 9452 5333

Provides a wide range of health services including general health, chronic diseases, dental health, environmental health, ear health, retinal eye screening, physiotherapy, podiatry, and stolen generation services



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Family Court of Western Australia – Counselling & Consultancy Service

The Counselling and Consultancy Service is staffed by fully qualified Family Consultants with specialist knowledge and expertise in working with children and families experiencing relationship difficulties after separation. Services Provided are as follows

  • Case Assessment Conferences
  • Individual case management, which may include joint mediation/conciliation/counselling services, depending on the specific requirements of each family
  • Referrals to appropriate agencies or programs when appropriate, and
  • A variety of reports including Family Reports involving children, as ordered by the court.



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Family Helpline (24 hrs)

Free confidential telephone counselling and information service for families with relationship difficulties.

Telephone family helpline when:

  • You want counselling or information.
  • You need someone to turn to.
  • People in your family could get on better.
  • You want to stop taking things out on others in your family.
  • You don’t want people in your family to hurt each other.
  • You are worried about someone you know.



Categories: 24hr Emergency Contacts, Family Services,

Fremantle Community Legal Centre

Provides information, options, support and advocacy to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and skills to take control of their own financial situation. Provides advice on legal issues in family law, domestic violence retraining orders and general legal issues. Open Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Must make appointment. It is for families who are low income and disadvantaged also low income families who do not meet Centrelink criteria. Must be living in the Fremantle area.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, Financial Services, Legal Services,

Gosnells Community Legal Centre

Provides counselling, advocacy, and referral for families or individuals experiencing financial crisis. They can assist with preparing household budgets. They can also can provide advice on matters relating to Family law, Domestic violence and child support.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, Financial Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Holyoake

Holyoake’s approach to counselling and support is to help those affected by alcohol or other drugs, as well as help those closest. This unique approach recognises that the impact of alcohol and other drug problems affects the whole family.

We provide an extensive range of counselling and support programs for everyone. This includes tailored programs specifically for:
  • Individuals with alcohol or other drug issues.
  • Anyone affected by a family members’ alcohol or other drug use.

They have a Midland and Victoria Park office.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Indigo Junction

This service is provided by  and comprises of

  • Crisis accommodation.
  • Housing and advocacy.
  • Information.
  • Emergency relief.
  • Youth Services
  • Support and Education
  • Information / referrals
  • Community services

Indigo Junction Young People

Our Youth Service offers housing, tenancy support and education. Our goal is to provide a safe place where young people receive the support they need to set goals and work towards a positive future. We provide tailored support which includes specialist referrals, building independent living skills, job readiness and promoting links to education and training.

Services offered at our Youth Service include:

Housing

Indi House (Emergency Housing)

Indi Living Youth (Community Housing)

Support and Education

Programs

For more information:

Phone: 9274 1611

Email: [email protected]

Visit: http://indigojunction.org.au/how-we-help/youth/overview/

Indigo Junction Families

The Family Service offers housing, support and education. Our team focuses on empowering families to build on their parenting and independent living skills. We also assist families to connect to specialist supports such as counselling, health and employment services where required. Families are encouraged to set personal goals as well creating a plan towards long term stable housing.

Services offered at the Family Service include:

Housing

Indi Place (On site supported housing)

Indi Living Families (Community Housing)

Support and Education

Programs

For more information:

Phone: 9250 5256

Email: [email protected]

Visit: http://indigojunction.org.au/how-we-help/families/overview/

Indigo Junction Community Service

Karnany Resource Centre is the base for our community service and is ideally located in the heart of Midland. Karnany provides a safe place for people to meet and share their stories. Our team builds an understanding of the person’s needs and connects them with the required services. The following services and programs operate at Karnany:

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

FINANCIAL SUPPORT & EDUCATION HUB

OUTREACH SERVICES

We provide a space at Karnany for the following services:

CONNECTION TO OTHER SERVICES

We realise that we can’t always offer people the services they require. Through our relationships with different service providers we are able to refer people to the support they need. Visit us and we can have a chat about your situation and create a support plan together.

For more information:

Phone: 9274 7929

Email: [email protected]

Visit: http://indigojunction.org.au/how-we-help/community/overview/



Categories: 24hr Emergency Contacts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Accommodation, Alcohol and Drug Services, Family Services, Financial Services, Tenancy Support Services,

Jacaranda Community Centre Inc.

Provides financial counselling and a range of other services including emergency relief, financial literacy, counselling, youth programs, and parenting programs for Indigenous families who are at risk and live in Belmont and surrounding areas.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Child and Youth Services, Family Services, Financial Services,

Legal Aid WA

Provides free telephone and internet information about many areas of law. Specialist services include: family and domestic violence, youth law and alternative dispute resolution.

Information services: through telephone information line, community legal education, this website and a range of publications and kits.

Legal advice: through duty lawyers at court or legal advice sessions, either face to face, over the telephone or by video conference to people in remote areas.

Minor assistance: through solicitors or paralegal advisors who can help you negotiate, write letters, draft documents or prepare to represent yourself in court.

Legal representation: through lawyers working for Legal Aid WA as well as private lawyers. Only people with incomes and assets below a certain level get their own lawyer.



Categories: Family Services, Legal Services,

Lifeline

Lifeline is a National service for people experiencing a personal crisis. it is 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention support. If you are experiencing the following please feel free to make contact.

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Personal crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stresses from work, family or society
  • Self-help information for friends and family



Categories: 24hr Emergency Contacts, Child and Youth Services, Emergency and Crisis Care Numbers, Family Services, General Contacts,

MercyCare – Mirrabooka Family Support Network

MercyCare is a lead agency for the Mirrabooka Family Support Network. The service provides family services, children’s services, counselling, drug and alcohol services, financial counselling services, legal advice, educational services and family dispute services.



Categories: Alcohol and Drug Services, Child and Youth Services, Family Services, Financial Services, General Contacts,

MercyCare Community Support

MercyCare Community Support provides activities that will enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they will need to manage their life. This service is available to families, individuals and community groups through appointment. Available to people living in Mirrabooka and surrounding area’s. Some of the workshops include:

  • Art and craft
  • Conversational English
  • Understanding Australian Citizenship
  • Healthy Living
  • School Holiday Programmes for children
  • Yoga classes
  • Sewing
  • Help with your Learner’s Driving Test



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Ngala Parenting Line

Ngala Parenting Line offers phone advice and support to parents and carers of children up to 18 years old. The phone line is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week. Ngala Parenting Line also offers a call back service, where an online request to be called for information can be filled out via www.ngala.com.au.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre provides general legal services in matters of family law, civil law, and residential tenancy. Their vision is that disadvantaged and low income earners have access to legal services. Appointments are essential, and two offices are located in Mirrabooka (9440 1663) and Joondalup (9301 4413).



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Parent Drug Information Service

The Parent Drug Information Service is a confidential, non-judgemental, 24 hour/seven days a week helpline for families and carers seeking help for alcohol or other drug use.They provide counselling, information, referral & support to families and carers seeking help for alcohol or other drug abuse.



Categories: Alcohol and Drug Services, Family Services,

Parkerville Support and Counselling Service (SACS)

The Support and Counselling Service (SACS) engages with the children (aged between 4 – 14 yrs) of families living in Family Supported Accommodation (in Perth’s northern suburbs including City of Swan ). SACS works alongside Supported Housing and Accommodation programmes to deliver a comprehensive service focused on the individual needs of each client. The service focuses on the child as their client, however work closely with the whole family with the hope of bringing about sustainable change for a brighter future.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services,

RUAH – Harmony Place

Harmony Place: Harmony Place located in the inner city has six on-site crisis units, providing crisis accommodation and casework support to women with dependent children, who are escaping family and domestic violence or homelessness. Priority is given to those escaping FDV. Intakes to the service are generally Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Email: [email protected]



Categories: Accommodation, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Salvation Army – Balga Community Services

The Salvation Army Balga provides a place of support to the people in our community. These services constitutes a comprehensive level of care and range of programs that meet a variety of needs. Some of these are:

  • Emergency relief (assistance with emergency needs of food, material needs and financial matters.
  • Financial Counselling
  • Supported Accommodation Program
  • Free Hairdresser
  • Early Learning Centre
  • Health Care service for children

A free coffee awaits those who perhaps just need to speak with someone about personal matters.



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts,

Salvation Army – Financial Counselling Service

The service case manages around 15 people at a time, who have found themselves facing financial hardship. The service teaches life skills in budgeting and provides paralegal support to clients requiring this service. Advocacy is a key function of this service. The Financial Counsellor works closely with Family Support Services and the Family Accommodation Programme.

This service operates 5 days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing (08) 9349 7488 or by appointment it further assistance is required.



Categories: Family Services, Financial Services, General Contacts,

Salvation Army – Morley

The Salvation Army – Morley provides support to individuals and families facing a crisis to help them meet their immediate needs. The Salvation Army – Morley offers emergency relief services to help relieve the stresses faced by families and individuals in crisis.

Once your immediate needs have been met, the service can also help with talking to utility providers about any outstanding bills, help connect with Centrelink about getting a job, talk to police, or recommend other support services.

The Salvation Army – Morley provide other services including:

  • Mainly Music – for carers of preschool aged children to meet with other parents and enjoy a fun time of music with the children followed by a social time with refreshments for the adults.
  • Playgroup
  • Positive Lifestyle Program (PLP)
  • Youth Support



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, Financial Services, General Contacts,

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Suicide Call Back Service offers crisis support to anyone in Australia who is aged 15 years and older.

The service can help anyone who is affected by suicide, which includes:

  • Anyone who is feeling suicidal
  • Anyone who is worried about someone
  • Anyone who is caring for someone who is feeling suicidal
  • Anyone who is bereaved by suicide
  • Health professionals supporting people who are affected by suicide.



Categories: 24hr Emergency Contacts, Child and Youth Services, Emergency and Crisis Care Numbers, Family Services, General Contacts,

The Compassionate Friend

The Compassionate Friend service is a self-help peer support group open to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Its is a worldwide organisation run by volunteers, which aims to support families with the grief following the death of a child. The service offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child, of any age, from any cause. The service also offer support and information to relatives, friends and professionals who are helping a family.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

The Esther Foundation

The Esther Foundation facilitates an extensive and award winning residential young women’s health, development and leadership program through ten residential premises based around South Perth, housing more than forty five women and their children.

The program is full-time and offers intensive support and assistance to young women in a safe and structured environment.

The broadly structured program facilitates specific group and individual counselling for the following issues and concerns faced by young women:

  • substance abuse
  • sexual and emotional abuse
  • domestic violence
  • mental health
  • teenage pregnancy
  • self harming
  • eating disorders
  • family breakdown
  • depression

The criteria for assessment to enter the young women’s residential health, development and leadership program is that the prospective participant be aged between 13 – 33 years of age.

An assessment can be arranged via a telephone call to;

Aged over 21: Amanda Clatworthy on 0421 872 980  by phoning 08 9368 6828*

Aged under 21: Rebekah Scott on 0423 068 753 or Emma Stanway 0420 861 957

or by phoning 08 9368 6828*

*Tues – Friday between 10am and 4pm only



Categories: Accommodation, Child and Youth Services, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

The Spiers Centre Inc.

The Spiers Centre Inc is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals, families and the community in the northern suburbs. We do this by providing assistance through our emergency relief, financial counselling programs, through the provision of personal development programs and support groups and by engaging volunteers in a variety of our activities.

Our opening hours are between 9.00am and 4:00 pm each weekday, and we are situated at 2 Albatross Court Heathridge.



Categories: Family Services, Financial Services,

Uniting Care West – Attach: Parent Alcohol and Drug Service

Provides in-home counselling, interventions, treatments, mental health support, housing support, financial counselling, domestic violence support, child protection support and community health help, for parents affected by drug and alcohol use



Categories: Alcohol and Drug Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Victim Support and Child Witness Service

Provides free emotional support and practical preparation for children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. The children involved can be victims or witnesses to any criminal charge, in any court. This includes the Magistrates Court, Children’s Court, District Court or Supreme Court. The court process can add to the stress of a child victim. However, ensuring they are adequately prepared as a witness can reduce their emotional stress and enable them to better participate in court proceedings.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

WA No Interest Loans Network (NILS)

Recently merging with Anglicare WA; WA No Interest Loans Scheme (WA NILS) provides loans that are either ‘no interest’ or ‘low interest’ as well as affordable car and home contents insurance, and a matched savings scheme. Eligible clients can access a WA NILS loan of between $200 and $1,500 which has no interest, no fees and no charges attached to it.

Clients with a Healthcare Card, Pension or Veteran’s Affairs Card can apply, with loans mostly being used for essential household items and services.



Categories: Family Services, Financial Services, General Contacts,

Welfare Rights & Advocacy Services

Provides advice, information, representation and referral in relation to Centrelink and Family Assistance, Social Security Prosecutions and Tenancy



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services, Tenancy Support Services,

William Langford Community House

William Langford Community House offers the following programs and services within the South-East Metropolitan region.
– Financial Counselling Service
– Legal Advisory Service
– Family Support Service
– Aboriginal Family Support Service
– Emergency Relief
– Migrant English Classes
– Computer Literacy Program
– Muslim Women’s Centre – Outreach Service
– Multicultural Services Centre – Somali Outreach
– The Spot (5 – 12 years)
– A range of groups and courses
– Kapahaka/Tamariki -children from 1-12 years old learning Maori songs, dance and language
– Mums and Toddler Playgroup
– Men’s Group (conversational English for men from diverse cultural background)
– Practice Makes Perfect (conversational English group for women from diverse background)
– Registered visiting Psychologist
– Sewing and Knitting
– WA Police Outreach (Multicultural Service for Migrant)
– Personal Injury/Individual Claims Legal Service



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes phone counselling, information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, liaison with police if necessary and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence. The service can refer women to safe accommodation if required.



Categories: 24hr Emergency Contacts, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,

Women’s Law Centre of WA

Women’s Law Centre is a community legal centre which provides legal assistance to women experiencing disadvantage in our core practice areas including:

  • Family law (children’s issues)
  • Family law (divorce applications)
  • Family violence (identifying and responding to family violence, including restraining order advice)
  • Care and Protection (Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support matters)
  • Criminal injuries compensation (relating to family violence and/or sexual assault



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal community based organisation that offers an Indigenous specific, community based, counselling and referral service that acknowledges the impact of colonisation on Indigenous Australians. Yorgum aims to provide a nurturing place and an environment which promotes the cultural strength of Indigenous Australians through a healing process that supports their spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing.

Yorgum offers the following services:

  • child sexual abuse treatment service
  • family violence program
  • community development
  • grandmother’s group
  • link-up service
  • counselling (in the areas of family violence, grief and loss, sexual assault, crisis/trauma, relationships, Aboriginal identity, and specialised cultural therapeutic practises).



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Child and Youth Services, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts,