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Munga Tharndu Maya Women’s Refuge

Provides specialist homelessness services and short term crisis and refuge accommodation for women, with or without children, experiencing or at risk of homelessness due to family or domestic violence or other forms of crisis.

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Karratha Women’s Place

The Karratha Women’s Inc aims to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of women of all ages, religions, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations living in the City of Karratha. 
 
Programs include:
• Conversation Cafe – it is a monthly morning tea that offers an opportunity for women of all ages to meet and make new friends
• Chit Chat Online Catch Up
• Counselling – Dee is a qualified counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working in the community service industry. She will happily listen to your problems/issues and then guide you to the best resource or resolution.
• The Karratha Stronger Aboriginal Women’s Group – to ensure that Aboriginal women of all ages, living in the City of Karratha, are supported and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
• Multicultural Women’s Group – it is a group of women from different cultural backgrounds who get together to discuss issues that may be affecting their wellbeing in a safe, and friendly environment. 
• Community Awareness Presentations
• Health Awareness Presentations – sessions cover a range of health topics revolving around physical, mental as well as sexual health.
• Mix and Match Fitness – supports the physical health of women in the City of Karratha, where qualified trainers facilitate each session and cover a range of exercise.
• Yarn with Yarn – a popular weekly knitting and crochet social group, which aims to decrease social isolation and increase social networks.
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Reclaiming Our Lives

Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who are or have been subjected to family violence and/or abuse.
The program consists of nine 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 within the group environment. Each session focuses on a different topic.
 
Topics include:
• Managing Stress
• Life after an abusive relationship, the possibility of new and nourishing relationships
• Supporting Self-Esteem
• Understanding the many different behaviours which are identified as ‘Family and Domestic Violence’
• Dynamics of Emotional Abuse
• Looking at the helpful and unhelpful ways anger can be expressed
• Understanding the impact of Family and Domestic Violence on children and how we can help them come through it
• Exploring Legal Issues and Rights
 
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The Salvation Army – Family and Domestic Violence

The Salvation Army provides a wide range of services around the country to support women and women with children impacted by family and domestic violence. We understand that experiencing family violence can be frightening and isolating. We offer refuge, children’s and parenting services, counselling, support, men’s programs, accommodation and advice to women and children who are experiencing, or who have experienced, family violence.
 
The Salvation Army is committed to providing services that are inclusive to people of all genders, ages, people living with a disability, and those from LGBTIQ+ and CALD communities.
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Salvation Army Karratha – Positive Lifestyle

A 10-week program focused on developing positive strategies to manage anger, grief and relationships.
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Salvation Army Karratha – Womens Refuge

The Salvation Army is dedicated to providing support to survivors of violence and their children through a variety of emergency responses such as refuge accommodation, and long-term support.
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State and National Women's Support Services Services

1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Suicide Call Back

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

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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, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence
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Qlife

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

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Women’s Legal Service WA

The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:

  • Family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through their Legal Clinic)
  • Family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters)
  • Protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division)
  • Criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).
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WESNET – Safe Connections

The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).

They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.

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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.

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Your Toolkit

The Financial Toolbox Women provides support to women and their children facing, or having faced, domestic violence and/or financial abuse. The Your Toolkit team does not provide direct support to individuals, but the website provides details for contacting  support services and help lines and women’s refuges.
 
The website includes information on: 
• Checklist of documents you need to take with you when leaving a relationship 
• How can your bank or financial advisor help if you are preparing to leave?
• Centrelink support payments and services
• Financial assistance for living costs
• Tenancy Information and Laws
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