Domestic violence help
in your region
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 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.
Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. Services include:
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.
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:
This service offers support to Aboriginal women who have experienced family violence and their partners or ex-partners, who have been referred to the Barndimalgu Court. Service is by direct referral from Court.
Information and advice is available on all aspects of women’s health. Make an appointment to see a qualified nurse.
They provide telephone, one to one or community education on women’s health topics. They are also able to do pregnancy testing and offer follow up support.
Welcoming Women is a women’s group that meets monthly for women to connect, share, learn and grow together in a positive and supportive environment. Each month there is a different guest presenter. Join in for a guided meditation, wellbeing activity, and chatting over tea and healthy treats. It is a great opportunity to meet new acquaintances, learn about women’s health and wellness, try new things and to just experience some ‘me’ time. Bookings are essential. Welcoming Women is open to any woman of any age (over 14 years old), and of any sexuality, religion or culture.
The service provides free, specialised counselling, support, advocacy and therapeutic intervention for women aged sixteen years and over who are in circumstances where violence has occurred or is likely to occur in an intimate or familial relationship.
Women can access the service by either self-referring, by having another agency refer them, or by being referred by Department for Child Protection and Family Support.