Roebourne Library

Access to power, free Wifi and public computers

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Roebourne District Hospital

General hospital in Roebourne, Western Australia. 
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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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REFAP Employment Services

REFAP is the operator of the Community Development Program (CDP) for the Karratha region.
The CDP involves working with job seekers, organisations, employers, community members and stakeholders to build stronger communities by increasing employment in remote areas.
 
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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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 Community Legal Service

The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.

PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:

  • Helping to manage debts (rent, water, power, car loans etc.)
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
  • Budget plans to assist with managing money more effectively
  • Information on consumer rights and obligations
  • Information on bankruptcy
  • Accessing superannuation for hardship relief
  • Government agency assistance (Centrelink, Housing Authority etc.)
  • Information on concession and rebate entitlements
  • Referrals to government or non-government services
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
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Pilbara Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Service – Karratha

Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service (PMHDS) provides specialist mental health and drug & alcohol services to the Pilbara region. Locally based, multi-disciplinary teams are located in the large centres across the Pilbara (Hedland, Karratha, and Newman). Outreach services are provided by each of these teams to surrounding towns, communities and remote areas.

Services are available for all ages.

Clients may self-present (without referrals), while referrals are accepted from a range of health professionals and other agencies.

Clinical Programs include:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Aboriginal Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Seniors Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Drug
  • Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Programs

Referrals: The preferred referral method is through your General Practitioner, however there are other referral options:

  • Your General Practitioner (preferred option)
  • Crisis and emergency services
  • Other health services
  • Community agencies
  • Schools
  • Private Psychiatrists or other doctors
  • Yourself
  • A relative, carer or friend
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Legal Advice

The service is free and is specific in the areas of:
 
Family law:
• Property Settlement – Solicitors offer limited assistance in relation to property settlement. They can provide general information regarding the process of initiating and finalising financial relations with your partner, general assistance with filling in court forms and making appropriate referrals to other services.
• Parenting – Solicitors provide advice only and appropriate referrals in areas such as: where the children will live, how much time spent with the other parent, parenting plans and orders, location and recovery orders and breach of court orders.
• Divorce – Solicitors provide advice and assistance with the process and drafting of court documents.
• Care and Protection – Solicitors provide advice and court representation for care and protection matters. They do not provide representation in appeal matters.
• Family and Domestic Violence – Solicitors provide advice in relation to restraining orders, negotiating resolutions prior to the matter proceeding trial, court representation (where appropriate).
 
Criminal Injuries compensation :
Victims of family violence and victims of any other crime who have suffered bodily harm, or psychological injury as a result of the crime may be eligible to claim Criminal Injuries Compensation.
 
Wills and Deceased Estates (Limited Services)
The solicitors can provide advice and assistance with:
• Drafting simple Wills
• Assisting executors named in the Will apply to the Supreme Court for probate
• Applications for Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
 
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Financial Counselling

The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It services to the people of the Pilbara from all four of our offices in Karratha, Roebourne, Hedland and Newman.
 
It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.
 
PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:
• Helping to manage debts (rent, water, power, car loans etc.)
• Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
• Disputes with Creditors
• Budget plans to assist with managing money more effectively
• Information on consumer rights and obligations
• Information on bankruptcy
• Accessing superannuation for hardship relief
• Government agency assistance (Centrelink, Housing Authority etc.)
• Information on concession and rebate entitlements
• Referrals to government or non-government services
• Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
• Disputes with Creditors
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PCYC – Roebourne

Roebourne PCYC exists so that children and young people at risk in the Roebourne area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
With 99% of the young people attending Roebourne PCYC coming from an indigenous background, the main focus of the Centre is to provide a safe place for local young people, away from domestic violence and types of abuse.
Roebourne PCYC hosts a wide range of recreational activities.
• Children’s Health Nurse
• Cooking classes
• CONNECT Kids Program
• Dodgeball Tournaments
• Games Nights
• Kids Health Project
• Roebofit (Boxing)
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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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Mission Australia – Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service

The Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service offers a range of services to assist individuals, couples and young people who are in need of treatment for substance misuse issues.
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 well-being
• 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.
They accept self referrals, agency referrals and court referrals.
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Mission Australia – Pilbara Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

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.

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Mawarnkarra Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Mawarnkarra runs a number of social health programs and services. They offer the following health programs to our clients:

  • Tackling Indigenous Smoking program
  • Women’s Safe House
  • Alcohol & Nutrition program
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing program
  • Environmental Health program
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Mawarnkarra Health Service

Medical Services:
• Paediatrician (children’s health)
• Obstetrics/Gynaecologist (for pregnant women)
• Child and Maternal Health
• Chronic Disease Management
• General Physician
• Respiratory (lungs)
• Paediatric Cardiologist (children’s heart)
• Endocrinologist (hormone doctor)
• Integrated Team Care and PATS (Patient Journey)/ Transport
• Ophthalmologist (eye doctor)
• Liver Clinic
 
Mawarnkarra also offers the following allied health services:
• Physiotherapy (help people move better)
• Podiatry (feet)
• Diabetes Education
• Dietician
• Psychologist
• Dentist
• Optometrist (eyes)
• Audiologist (hearing/ears)
Pharmacy & Outreach
An independent 777 Pharmacy is also located at their Clinic that can dispense prescription medicines to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients and healthcare card holders. Mawarnkarra also provides outreach programs to remote communities, and health focused education and community events.
Mawarnkarra also offers Telehealth Services so you don’t always need to leave country to access specialists or to support your family.
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Karratha Library

Karratha Library provides access to power, free Wifi and public computers.

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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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Karratha Police Station

Karratha Police cover Baynton, Bulgarra, Gap Ridge, Karratha, Karratha Industrial Estate, Millars Well, Mulataga, Nickol, Pegs Creek, Stove Hill

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Karratha Health Campus

Karratha Health Campus provides a 24 hours, 7 day emergency department.

Karratha Health Campus provides integrated health services including physiotherapy, speech therapy, counselling, community health nursing and community mental health.

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Karratha Early Learning Child Care Centre

Karratha Early Learning Child Care Centre provides childcare to:

  • Nursery (0 – 2 Years)
  • Toddlers (2 – 3 Years)
  • Pre-Kindy (3-5 Years)
  • After School Care (5 – 12 Years)
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