Individual Disability Advocacy Service

Sussex Street Community Law Service Inc provides a NSDS Accredited advocacy services to people with disabilities, their family members and carers.
It is an independent free and confidential service to people in the regional areas of the Mid West, Goldfields/Esperance and the Great Southern areas of Western Australia.
 

 

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Australian Red Cross Shop – Geraldton

Each of our Red Cross Shops is stocked with a unique collection of quality pre-loved clothing, shoes, accessories and homewares.

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Adult Migrant English Program – Geraldton

We provide free English language tuition through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). You may be eligible for AMEP if you are a migrant or humanitarian visa entrant. Learning English can help you to settle into your new life in Australia.
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Joblink Midwest

Joblink Midwest provides a range of free career services including career guidance, resumes, application letters, work experience, job search, training options, recruitment, funding for training, mature job seeker assistance, career development in schools, workshops, apprenticeship and traineeship information.
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Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Services – Murchison Outreach

GRAMS Murchison Outreach Service mission is to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders better access to primary health care and diabetic education. Their outreach service travels to Cue, Yalgoo and Pia Wadjarri to engage and support our patients living in remote WA.

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Midwest Alcohol and Drug Services

Based in Geraldton, Midwest Community Alcohol and Drug Services provides a fortnightly outreach service to Kalbarri, Dongara, Northampton, Mullewa, Morawa, Three Springs and Eneabba.

Once a month the team also travels to Yalgoo, Cue, Mt Magnet, Meekatharra and Wiluna.

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Centacare Geraldton – Family Relationship Centre

Family Relationship Centre is a source of information and confidential assistance for families at all stages in their lives. The Family Relationship Centre has a focus on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to enable separating families to achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system.
We also offer property mediation for separated couples to assist them to resolve their property disputes.
Whether you are going through separation, starting a relationship, want to make your relationship stronger, or having relationship difficulties, the Family Relationship Centre can help. We believe all people should be safe in their relationships so where Family Violence has occurred, we will support you to link in to appropriate services.
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Gray & Co Lawyers

Gray & Co Lawyers provides legal assistance in family law, children, criminal, violence restraining orders, wills, enduring power of attorney, traffic matters and Legal Aid clients. They also provide assistance to those living in Jurien Bay.

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Geraldton Health Campus

The Geraldton Health Campus is the regional health campus for the Midwest region and includes the Geraldton Hospital. Services provided at the Geraldton Health Campus include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • 24 hour Emergency Department (supported by Emergency Telehealth Services)
  • Maternity and newborn services
  • Surgical services
  • Renal
  • Medical specialist services
  • Medical imaging
  • High dependency/intensive care
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care services
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)
  • Telehealth
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • Midwest Cancer Centre
  • Visiting oncologists
  • Regional Cancer Care Coordinator
  • McGrath Breast Care nurses
  • Protea Lodge
  • Community health
  • Allied health
  • Public health
  • Aged and community care
  • Mental health
  • Community Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Visiting specialist services
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Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

A community-controlled Aboriginal organisation, offering affordable and culturally appropriate health services to the Mid West and Murchison communities.

Through resident and mobile services, they work collaboratively with service providers to offer a range of comprehensive primary health care programs. GRAMS believes in promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being and early interventions. They provide services such as:

  • Antenatal & Postnatal
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Child Health & Immunisations
  • Hearing & Eye Health
  • Dental Health Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sexual Health
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Respiratory Clinic
  • Wellbeing Clinic
  • Psychologist
  • Pre-Consult & Treatment
  • General Consulting
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Desert Blue Connect – Chrysalis House

Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge provides safe and supported accommodation for women with or without children who are escaping family violence or are at risk of being homeless as a result of the crisis.

Services include:

  • Safe, secure crisis accommodation for up to three weeks
  • Development of safety plans
  • Practical and emotional assistance and support
  • Outreach support services
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services
Chrysalis House also provides services for children. A child support worker works with children to reduce the harmful effects of family violence, including the availability of crèche services. Chrysalis House can accommodate children and youth up to the age of 18 years with appropriate recreation activities available.
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Bandat Horizon House

Bandat Horizon House provides stability and support for young people aged 16 to 22 years old to help them set and achieve their goals and independence. Their clients must be:
  • Homeless or at serious risk of homelessness
  • Aged 16 to 22 years old
  • Willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
  • Willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities – the cost of rent is means tested dependent on income to ensure affordability for all residents
  • Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support, such as school, voluntary work, courses and counselling
  • Prepared to abide by the no-smoking rule
  • No current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
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Salvation Army Crisis Accommodation Support

Supported crisis accommodation for families who are experiencing unforeseen homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Clients are assisted to access long term accommodation and appropriate support.

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Desert Blue Connect

Desert Blue Connect provides services that include health, family violence response, primary prevention and crisis accommodation for women and children.

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STAY Short Term Accommodation for Youth

STAY provides safe, secure and affordable accommodation which includes:
  • Meals
  • Emotional support
  • Advocacy
  • Referral
  • Mediation
  • Learning new life skills
  • Linking into education
  • Access to longer-term housing
STAY is a crisis service for young people who are aged between 15-25 years who may be experiencing:
  • A personal crisis
  • Family conflict
  • Financial difficulties
  • Homeless
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Hope Community Services – Counselling

Counselling services provide one-on-one and group support for individuals, carer and families affected by mental health concerns and substance use. 
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Moving On Programme (Women’s Health & Family Services and Challenger TAFE)

The Programme assists at-risk women to gain education and employment. It provides Women in Leadership courses (Certificate 1 to Certificate 4) on the premises at Women’s Health and Family Services, to enable women to access education whilst feeling safe and in close proximity to their counsellors. The programme was initially designed for women at risk or experiencing domestic violence, but since 2012 has been available to all female clients of Women’s Health & Family Services.
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Desert Blue Connect – Women’s Counselling

Confidential and individual counselling services for a variety of issues including:
 
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress
• Self-esteem
• Grief and loss
• Family issues
• Personal, emotional and relationship issues
 
Counselling is available on Wednesdays and is available to women at a reduced fee.
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Centacare Geraldton – Workshops & Courses

Centacare delivers a range of courses and workshops to develop the capacity of family members to deal with a range of situations.
 
Workshops include:
• Marriage Preparation Course (FOCCUS)
• Snuggles for Mums and Bubs
• Grief and Loss Workshop (for children & adults)
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Communicare – Connect and Respect

Connect and Respect is a behaviour change program, specifically working with men and women who have been charged with family and domestic violence offences, against a partner, child or family member.
 
Connect and Respect is dedicated to improving the safety of women, children and men within the Western Australian community. They work directly with the individuals who have been charged with acts of abuse and violence, and seek to engage with and support those who have been impacted. 
 
Program Aims:
• Building people’s awareness of relationship violence and the significant impacts the trauma caused by this behaviour has across generations.
• Building people’s skills and efficacy to regulate their emotions and be present regardless of circumstance, enabling improved decision making.
• Building people’s capacity to hold themselves to account for their behaviour.
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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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