Share and Care – Family and Domestic Violence Child Support

The Family and Domestic Violence Child Support service ensures that a trained child support worker is on site and will relieve the parent of care if she needs to attend appointments. 
The support may include outings with the parents’ permission, liaison with schools for enrollments, play therapy, referrals for mother and or child to a host of other agencies that may assist with the variety of needs the consumer presents with.
 
These services cover the Wheatbelt, and Upper Great Southern, and based in Northam and Narrogin.
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Yilgarn Occasional Child Care Centre

Yilgarn Occasional Child Care Centre provides limited child care to the community.
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Yilgarn Men’s Shed Inc

The Yilgarn Men’s Shed allows men to work on various small projects, personal projects and a social morning tea.

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Wheatbelt Agcare Community Support Agency

Wheatbelt Agcare Community support Agency provide a free, mobile Family Counselling Service to Individuals, Couples and Families including DV clients. This service is available to individuals, couples and families residing in the Central and Northern Eastern Wheatbelt: Dowerin, Wyalkatchem and Yilgarn (and also to Kellerberrin, Koorda, Mt Marshall, Mukinbudin, Nungarin, Tammin, Trayning and Westonia)

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Wheatbelt Mental Health Services

Wheatbelt Mental Health Service provides free, confidential, quality, community mental health care to people of all ages in the Coastal and Wheatbelt communities. The Wheatbelt Mental Health Service is a team of mental health professionals including a consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, social workers, child and adolescent professionals and community mental health nurses.
Locally based, multi-disciplinary teams are located in Northam, Gingin, Merredin and Narrogin. Regular visits are made to outlying areas within the region to meet community needs. Outreach is supported by telephone consultation and videoconferencing. Clinical liaison is provided to hospitals within the region. Clinical programs include:
  • Aboriginal Mental Health Program (all ages)
  • Adult Mental Health Program (18-65 years)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (0-18 years)
  • Seniors Mental Health Program (65+ years)
  • Youth Mental Health Program (15-24 years)
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St John Ambulance Service – Wheatbelt

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

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Southern Cross Motel

Located in the northern part of the Southern Cross, opposite the Police Station. All rooms have ensuite, air-conditioning, TV, fridge, tea/coffee facilities and toaster. 28 rooms comprising of a combination of double and twin share and family rooms, sleeping up to 5 people.

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Southern Cross Police

Southern Cross police cover Bodallin, Bullfinch, Corinthia, Dulyalbin, Ennuin, Ghooli, Holleton, Koolyanobbing, Lake Deborah, Marvel Loch, Moorine Rock, Mount Hampton, Mount Holland, Mount Jackson, Mount Palmer, North Bodallin, Parker Range, Skeleton Rock, South Bodallin, South Yilgarn, Southern Cross, Turkey Hill, Yellowdine

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Southern Cross Public Library

Services include:

  • Computer & internet access
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) access point
  • CV writing
  • Resumes
  • State Government information access point
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Southern Cross Caravan Park

The caravan park is located on the main road of town and also includes the Sandalwood Motor Lodge. The park has a drive-through powered sites, tent sites, two ablution blocks, campers’ kitchen and a recreation room. Dogs are allowed in the park, conditions apply. Facilities include:

  • coin operated laundromat
  • free barbecue
  • tv room
  • eftpos and tourist information.
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Southern Cross District Hospital

Services include

  • 24/7 Emergency Departments
  • Acute inpatient care
  • Outpatient services
  • Telehealth Services (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program services
  • Palliative care
  • Aboriginal health services
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology
  • Child development services
  • Child health clinics
  • Community midwife services
  • Health promotion and education
  • School health services
  • Mental health services
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Southern Cross Fire and Rescue Service

The Southern Cross Fire and Rescue Service can undertake a range of responsibilities including:

  • Combating fires
  • Containing hazardous material spills
  • Road crash rescue
  • Fire safety education
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Southern Cross 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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Southern Cross General Practice

Southern Cross General Practice aims to provide a high quality of medical care in a conscientious and cheerful environment. Services include:

  • Women’s health
  • Shared obstetrics care
  • Aged care
  • Mental health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Men’s health
  • Diabetes education
  • Asthma education
  • Child health
  • Travel vaccinations Pre-employment medicals
  • Drug & alcohol urine scanning
  • Audio testing
  • Spirometry
  • Cosmetic minor procedures
  • Influenza vaccination program
  • Insurance medicals
  • Cryotherapy
  • Workers compensation
  • Pathology
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Share and Care Community Services – Safe at Home

Safe at Home provides specialist workers to assess safety and support the needs of women and children to remain in their homes, where it is safe to do so after a Family and Domestic Violence incident or ongoing violence in the home.

Once a referral or WAPOL incident report is provided this service completes a comprehensive risk and safety assessment, security audit and planning to allow women to make an informed decision in relation to remaining in their home or to accessing crisis accommodation should the situation be unsafe. The service also provides links into other agencies. The service has the ability to access limited funds to provide increased safety at the home.

The Safe at Home staff will also assist with support to apply for a Family Violence Restraining Order and offer support during the court process. Outreach support is available across the Wheatbelt including Shire of Yilgarn to ensure ongoing support.

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Share and Care Community Services – Magnolia Women’s Centre, Northam

For women escaping Family or Domestic Violence and their children. The refuge can accommodate 2 single women and large families, featuring four family rooms and a total of ten beds, in separate fully equipped unit style accommodation.

The refuge operates 24 hours 7 days per week, the support staff are contactable on 1800 353 122. This is a free and confidential service. This number can be use for telephone support and counselling, to obtain transport to get to safe accommodation or information packages on family and domestic violence.

If crisis accommodation is required and the refuge is full, the worker may be able to obtain alternative accommodation. The refuge is monitored daily with a duress alarm system and safety gates to ensure safe supported accommodation.

The worker may be able to be of assistance in regards to court appearances for violence restraining order or family court issues. The worker can provide basic counselling and outreach support if accommodation is not required. The refuge provide programs for women on budgeting, goal setting, safety plans, the effects family and domestic violence has on children, self esteem and the cycle of violence.

 
This service covers the Wheatbelt.
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Share and Care Community Services – Jacaranda House

This program is designed to assist women and children who are homeless.

The program works with the client base towards obtaining and maintaining housing into the future.

Whilst in Jacaranda House, based in Northam, women are offered education, information and support.

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Suicide Bereavement Service

This program offers assistance to families who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide:

  • Assistance to families in the home with support services, caring for children whilst appointments are being attended
  • Assistance with travel and daily living costs if required
  • Assistance with referrals to free counselling (Psychologists), financial counselling and legal services
  • Referrals to other agencies that may assist with other needs
  • Assistance with Information
  • Other supports and information services as required

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Homeless Support Service

This service is designed to assist those that are threatened with losing their homes due to financial difficulties, those who are homeless and need support to obtain and maintain long term housing and those who are finding it challenging to remain in one home for any extended amount of time.
 
This service networks closely with the Department of Housing, Emergency Relief services and Financial Counsellors, Supported Housing services through Avon Youth, our Men’s Lodge and other local agencies.

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Share and Care Community Services – Family and Domestic Violence Child Support

A trained child support worker is on site and will relieve the parent of care if she needs to attend appointments.

The support may include outings with the parents’ permission, liaison with schools for enrolments, play therapy, referrals for mother and or child to a host of other agencies that may assist with the variety of needs the consumer presents with.

These services cover the Wheatbelt and Upper Great Southern, and based in Northam and Narrogin.

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