Below is a list of women’s support services, including women’s health care centres, family planning services, women’s refuges/ homeless shelters, women’s support groups, women’s education programs and government departments. If you cannot find local women’s support services for your area, there is a list of state and national women’s support services at the bottom of this page, including those offering counselling and referral services.

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.

Share and Care Community Services – Cuppa Club

The club is designed to provide socialisation opportunities in the community. Various activities are undertaken, from casual cuppa’s to outings, guest speakers and music appreciation, anything to reduce isolation and enjoy life.

This service covers the Shire of Northam.

Desert Blue Connect – Women’s Medical Service

Well Women’s Clinic:

Desert Blue Connect, Women’s Health Program’s Outreach Well Women’s Clinic provides cervical screening testing, breast health and advice, STI testing and continence related education and advice.

General Nurse Consults:

This service is available on Tuesday and Thursday and includes pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests, breast health, continence information, relationship/sexual health, menopause advice, and mental health support (including perinatal) services and referral.

 

South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Counselling

The counselling service enables women to seek solutions in an understanding and supportive environment. The service provides women with short term support.

This service is available by appointment only and a commitment fee of $30 ($10 for concession) is charged. If you have any concern regarding fees please discuss this with them.

AccordWest – Ngalla Maya

Located in Bunbury, Ngalla Maya is a friendly, inclusive shared accommodation solution that provides a safe-haven for single women who find themselves without a place to call home. Established for women, living at Ngalla Maya is a time to take a breath, reflect and make positive changes to ensure you can move on confidently with your life. Think of it as your new home for up to a year. While you’re here, we’ll work with you to build the life skills you need to find, secure and transition to more stable and longer- term accommodation.

Services extend to helping you with budgeting, strengthening your relationship with family, support you to engage in education and training opportunity, help gain employment and assist with accessing services from other organisations (e.g. physical and mental health, alcohol and other drugs). Ngalla Maya is a discrimination free zone where we accept you for who you are, free of judgement.

The Birdcage

The Birdcage is a Ladies social group that uses the Albany Menshed for a wide range of activities including Arts and Crafts.

The Birdcage is where members can meet, enjoy a Tea of Coffee, share experiences, participate in an activity or just have a chat in a friendly and safe environment.

Frontier Services

The Frontier Services Bush Chaplains provide practical, pastoral and spiritual support to those in need, visiting people on properties for a cuppa and a chat. They lend a sympathetic ear and can refer people to other service providers as appropriate.

Albany Women’s Centre – Anglicare WA

Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. Services include:

  • 24 hour on call service
  • Safe, secure crisis accommodation
  • Case management support
  • Outreach services
  • Support Groups
  • Advocacy
  • Community Education

Pregnancy Problem House – Albany

Pregnancy Problem House specializes in helping women and couples find solutions. They offer non-judgmental understanding, accurate information, and personalised care.

Please call 1300 200 406 for an appointment with a counsellor or pregnancy consultant.

Shalom Access Drop-In Centre

Shalom Inc. runs a daily drop in centre from 10:00am-1:00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. Volunteers are present to provide mentoring to clients. Some of the more tangible services Shalom Access offers are; access to a shower for personal hygiene, a healthy meal, internet access and a laundry service.

Eligibility:

  • 18+ years
  • Homeless or at risk and/or isolated/lonely
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