Pilbara Alcohol and Drug Services

The Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service, provided by Mission Australia, offers a range of services that assist individuals and communities to address drug and alcohol use and strives to increase the wellbeing of people living in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.
The service aims to engage directly with individuals, families and communities to:
– Prevent problems arising from alcohol and other drug use
– Provide treatment support for people struggling with their wellbeing
– Community support to assist communities in becoming more resilient in coping with the effects of alcohol and other drugs
Services provided by the Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service are focused on not only reducing levels of alcohol and drug related harm, but improving the general health and wellbeing, relationships, engagement, and general living conditions within Pilbara communities. From the service locations in South Hedland, Karratha, Newman and Tom Price, Clinical Case Managers engage with small and remote communities through outreach trips.
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Tom Price Youth Centre – Case Management, Counselling, Support & Advocacy and Mediation Services

Case Management, Counselling, Support & Advocacy and Mediation Services are provided in many areas of inquiry through referrals from other agencies, self-referrals and from parents who
may require assistance. Counselling is included in the case management process but some clients attend for counselling only, which is available in the following areas:

  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Family & Relationship Breakdown
  • Sexuality and sexual health issues
  • Aggressive Behaviour and Anger Management
  • Suicide and Self harming behaviours
  • Police & Legal Issues
  • Education, Employment & Training
  • Parent & Family Support
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Tom Price Youth Centre – Job Search

The Tom Price Youth Centre provides young people, and at times members of the broader community with assistance in job search. This includes canvassing job vacancies locally, resume writing, job applications, and work experience placements.

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Tom Price Youth Support Association – Youth Recreation and Development

The youth drop in facilities provide young people with a safe place to meet and interact. The Tom Price Youth Centre offers a number of Life Skills training courses and access to programs for youth which encourage participation and self generated involvement. These include:

  • Music Program
  • Peer Support Program (PSP)
  • Girls In Tune (GIT)
  • Guy Talk X-Treme (GTX)
  • Leadership Training
  • Alcohol & Drugs – Harm -Minimisation
  • Boxing Program
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
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Tom Price District Hospital

Tom Price District Hospital provides an emergency services department.
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Tom Price Tourist Park

Tom Price Tourist Park has accommodation options for backpackers, couples and families. Pets are also welcome on the powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites.

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Tom Price Library

Tom Price Library provides internet access and other services are available in the library including photocopying and laminating.

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Men’s Shed – Tom Price

Men’s Sheds provide a safe, welcoming and encouraging space for men to work on their projects, learn new skills and develop valuable friendships.
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Tom Price Medical Centre

This Practice is a private billing practice. Fees include the Medicare payment and a gap fee.

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St John Ambulance Service – Tom Price

St John Ambulance is responsible for receiving all State-wide emergency triple zero (000) calls requiring ambulance attendance.

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St John Ambulance – Onslow

St John Ambulance is responsible for receiving all State-wide emergency triple zero (000) calls requiring ambulance attendance.

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Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone is a Onslow based Op Shop selling second hand goods.

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Services Australia – Agent and Access Point

At an Agent and Access Point you can access all of the following services:

  • use internet enabled computers and printers
  • access free Wi-Fi without a password
  • get brochures and fact sheets
  • call us using the phone provided
  • use the phone claiming service
  • get reply paid Medicare envelopes
  • scan, copy, print and upload documents
  • verify identity documents

At an Agent you can also:

  • get help to set up and access digital services
  • get help with general questions about our payments and services
  • get a referral to other services.
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REFAP

REFAP was established to help more Aboriginal people gain skilled, long-term employment in Pilbara workplaces. REFAP is the operator of the Community Development Program (CDP): Under the CDP, future employees and employers benefit from a range of innovative and effective free services that give them the resources and guidance they need to succeed, such as:

  • support programs
  • education & training
  • community support
  • connecting job seekers in the Karratha region
  • workplace mentoring
  • hosted work placement
  • employer incentive scheme
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Police – Tom Price

The Tom Price police cover Karijini, Mount Sheila, Mulga Downs, Tom Price and Wittenoom. 

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Police – Onslow

Onslow police cover Onslow, Peedamulla, Talandji and Yannarie.
 
For emergency call 000.
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Police – Paraburdoo

The Paraburdoo police cover Innawanga, Nanutarra, Paraburdoo and Rocklea.
 
For emergency call 000.
 
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Police – Pannawonica

Pannawonica police cover Cane, Fortescue, Hamersley Range and Pannawonica.
 
For emergency call 000.
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Domestic Violence Outreach Program

The domestic violence outreach (DVO) Service is aimed at breaking the cycle of family and domestic violence. This service is provided to the West Pilbara region and works closely beside their KWS service.
The program aims to engage and provide support to victims and perpetrators. The initiative of the DVO service is to enhance the safety of victims and children, to hold perpetrators accountable by working with the perpetrator services in order to maximise safety for women and children and to work towards changes in violent behaviour.
 
Their domestic violence workers assist with:
• Risk assessment
• Safety planning
• Welfare/safety/security checks
• Linking clients to a wide range of services that address their expressed needs
• The service can provide both practical and emotional support for victims of domestic violence. You do not need to leave the perpetrator to access support.
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Pilbara Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

West Pilbara Family & Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service (CRS) assists victims of family and domestic violence who have had police attend an incident of family violence, which has resulted in a domestic violence incident report (DVIR). The CRS works alongside Western Australian Police, Child Protection and Family Support, and Department of Corrective Services, offering support to people at high risk of violence to build their safety, away from further abuse. CRS is delivered in the Pilbara and Geraldton in conjunction with numerous other lead agencies within the family and domestic violence service system.
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