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Karingal Neighbourhood Centre – Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Service

Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Services is a free community service that provides:

  • Confidential support and counselling for personal, emotional and family issues
  • Support and counselling is available to victims, perpetrators, other associate family members and children
  • Safety Plans
  • Risk Assessments
  • Referral
  • Short Term emergency accommodation
  • Emergency financial relief
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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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Hedland Well Women’s Centre – Women’s Health Clinic

The Hedland Well Women’s Centre Women’s Health Clinic facility is a free service provided by the Centre’s women’s health nurse and offers 30 minutes:

  • Cervical Screening
  • STI Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing and unplanned pregnancy support and advice
  • Teaching Breast Awareness
  • General Health Questions, Discussions and Referrals
  • Contraception Advice
  • Health Screening
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Baby Measurements
  • Work Shops including sexual health education for teens
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Goldfields-Esperance Domestic Violence Police Units

The DV Police Unit supports people experiencing family violence, a behaviour which results in physical, sexual and/or psychological damage, forced social isolation, economic deprivation, or behaviour which causes the victim(s) to live in fear.
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Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc – Sexual Assault Counselling Support Services

Sexual violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. It can affect relationships and can impact on a person’s sense of self- worth. SACSS Goldfields provides counselling to anybody 13 years of age and over who has been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.All SACSS Goldfields services are free and confidential and include:

  • 24 hour crisis intervention for people who have been sexually assaulted within the last 10 days.
  • Counselling and support for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse
  • Up to date information about sexual assault and sexual abuse and
  • Promotional material to improve community awareness of sexual assault and abuse
  • This service is available for women and men who have experienced sexual violence
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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.

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Goldfields Women’s Health Centre – Counselling

Counselling can be useful for those seeking support with:

  • Mental health distress such as depression or anxiety
  • Problematic relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Childhood trauma / sexual abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Unplanned pregnancy
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Esperance Crisis Accommodation Service – Mara House

The ECAS Women’s Safe House offers support to women and children (male under 17 years of age) escaping Family and Domestic Violence and experiencing homelessness through Domestic Violence. At the refuge staff will assist you with information to help you decide about housing, legal and income issues. You will be supplied with bedding and food, clothing and toiletries if needed. Support, referrals, advocacy and information to those using the service. They can refer you to other services like a counsellor to discuss your feelings and choices at this time.   Safe at Home Service: For some families, staying in their home and having the violent person leave is the best option. Staff can provide support for women staying at their homes. The staff can help you assess your risk and support you with safety plans and increased practical safety measures. The staff will provide regular outreach assistance and support while you rebuild a safe life for yourself and your children.   Each woman has a key worker who can help with the following:

  • Safety planning
  • Building self-confidence and independence
  • Advice on housing rights and responsibilities
  • Legal Support
  • Accompanying to court
  • Refer you to Financial Counselor, who can help with budgeting, paying bills and debts
  • Resettlement skills, such as shopping and cooking
  • Referrals to other relevant agencies
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Esperance Care Services – Regener8

The ReJener8 course is designed to assist women to identify their strengths and skills, to build self-confidence and provide support for their first steps of connecting into the community, and to ultimately achieving their goals. The aim of this course is to provide encouragement and skills for women who are looking to re-enter the work force or take up volunteering or study opportunities, but are lacking the confidence and knowledge to take even the first step to reaching their goals.

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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.

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