Pilbara Community Legal Service

PCLS has solicitors located in Karratha and Hedland. The legal service is provided to the people of the Pilbara and outreach is conducted on an at needs basis. 
 
The service is free and is specific in the following areas:
  • Property Settlement
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
  • Care and Protection
  • Family and Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Wills and Deceased Estates (Limited Services)
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling Financial Counselling services are offered to both high and low income earners. It services to the people of the Pilbara from all four offices in Karratha, Roebourne, Hedland and Newman. It is non-judgmental, free and confidential. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.
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Relationship Australia – Port Hedland

Provides face to face and phone (in certain cases) counselling services for individuals, couples, families, and children. 
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Swiss Launderette

 
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Len Taplin Children’s Service

Len Taplin have various services for child care, including:
Babies room caters for infants from 0 to 24 months
Toddlers room caters for children from 24 month to 3 years
Kindy room caters for children from 3 years to 5 years
Out of School Care caters for children from 4 years to 14 years
 
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Port Hedland Early Learning Centre

YMCA’s programs are designed to meet the individual interests and needs of all children and support their learning journey. Their award winning nature escape outdoor environment, plays a large role in shaping centre programs around nature play.
Their staff are passionate, dedicated and qualified early childhood educators, and pride themselves on offering extremely affordable fees. Offering places for children from birth to 5 years and only serve nutritious home-style food. They offer flexible hours to accommodate all rosters, while providing access to a child health nurse.
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Alcoholics Anonymous – Port Hedland

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism and drug misuse.
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Relationships Australia South Hedland

Relationships Australia WA has been providing relationship support for individuals, couples, families and communities.
They offer support to:
Couples and Families
Individuals
Children and young people
Grandparents and Carers
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Refugees and humanitarian entrants
People experiencing domestic or family violence
People with mental health issues
Same-sex couples
Professional organisations
Community groups
How can they assist:
Marriage and relationships issues
Building relationships
Separation and starting over
Mental health
Parenting and step parenting
Unplanned pregnancy
Family disputes
Workplace mediation and counselling
Drug and alcohol issues
Anger
Domestic and family violence
Grief and loss
Communication
Cultural fitness
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Victim Support Service

 
The Victim Support Service is a voluntary and free service available to victims of crime.
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YIC Youth Centre: Mungka Maya

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Vinnies South Hedland

The South Hedland Support Centre is staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers and staff who are there to assist families and individual by rebuilding lives.
Donations of clothing and bric a brac are always appreciated and can be dropped off at the centre.
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Port Hedland RSL Community Shop

The RSL Shop is a not for profit organisation selling quality secondhand goods
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YIC Deadly Hearts

The Deadly Hearts offers a range of recreation, diversion, education and sporting activities to all youth aged 5 – 11.       

?Skilled youth workers are available to provide case management support to individual young people who wish to improve their future pathways.

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Hedland Jobs and Skills Centre

The Jobs and Skills Centre assists Aboriginal people in Western Australia to get into training or a job, working closely with local employers to create job opportunities for Aboriginal people including school leavers. The Jobs and Skills Centre can provide:
Culturally sensitive employment and career services
Information on choosing the best training option for your personal and work goals
Access to job opportunities through our Aboriginal jobs board.
Help with resumes and job applications
Referrals to other services, depending on your needs
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Pilbara Meta Maya – Regional Aboriginal Corporation – Essential Services

Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation is a privately owned, not for profit,  Western Australian Aboriginal organisation based in Port Hedland. PMMRAC is driven by a Board of seven Aboriginal members from Pilbara region.

They serve as a development corporation for regional Aboriginal communities of Pilbara, and provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with employment opportunities within Pilbara Meta Maya Group of Companies across various areas.

Their essential services include:
– Power and civil work: provide high quality servicing and repairs for systems that include maintenance of generators and engines, switchboards, LV and HV feeders and all associated equipment
– Water and waste water: ensuring drinking water quality, water security, and compliant wastewater standards
– Water sampling and remediation: provide a high quality water sampling service to most of its Aboriginal communities across Pilbara and Mid-West regions, includes regular microbiological and chemical sampling as per Australia Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) and the servicing and maintenance water head works and equipment

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Housing Authority – Port Hedland

The Housing Authority is the first point of contact for families and individuals who require access to Specialist Homelessness Services and other accommodation and/or support services in Western Australia
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Housing Support

The housing support service supports and  assists clients to obtain secure, stable, and long term accommodation. Working closely with other services such as Department of Communities, the housing support service focuses on educating clients so they have the skills and knowledge to sustain and maintain their long term tenancy.
 
The housing support service is located in Karratha, Roebourne, South Hedland and Newman. The service focuses on 3 key strategies:
• Breaking the cycle of homelessness to help people get back on their feet, find stable accommodation and obtain employment;
• A better connected service system that will build more connected, integrated and responsive services that strive to achieve; and
• Sustainable housing, and improve economic and social participation of those at risk of homelessness.
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Delancy Family Law

Delancy Family Law are a private law firm specialising in family law including:
  • Children’s issues
  • Where children live and who they spend time with
  • Child support
  • Relocation with children
  • Parenting Plans
  • Child abuse or threat of abuse
  • Other ways we can help
  • Family Violence and Intervention Orders
  • Property and Financial matters
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Application for Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Together with their partner professionals, they also offer:
  • Accounting and Taxation advice
  • Financial planning
  • Counselling
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Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with clearing their debt and increasing their savings, achieving a healthy lifestyle, furthering their employment and training opportunities owning their own home or moving into private rental. The Transitional Housing Program will provide their clients with an affordable rental property, along with access to a range of services that focus on employment, education, financial independence, household management and wellbeing. They will work together with their clients to agree their length of stay, and make sure that their clients leave with all the skills needed.
This program is currently offered Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Broome, Derby, South Hedland which is operating as Hedland Aboriginal Home Ownership Program
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Redress

Redress support workers are there to help survivors of sexual abuse understand the scheme, talk about feelings and guide them through the application process. The National Redress Scheme has been set up to help people who experienced sexual abuse in Australian institutions to gain access to counselling and a Redress payment. The scheme acknowledges the damage that has been done to people as children and holds institutions accountable. 
 
Redress Support Workers can:
  • Be someone to talk to
  • Give you information about the scheme and answer your questions
  • Help you fill out an application
  • Help you understand your Redress outcome
This free confidential service is located in Karratha, Roebourne and South Hedland office and services the whole of the Pilbara.
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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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