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Multi Cultural & Refugee Help

The ECCWA is the States peak ethnic umbrella organisation. It is a non-government, non-profit community based organisation which takes an active interest in all aspects of multiculturalism and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) affairs and acts on behalf of all ethnic communities in Western Australia
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Emergency Relief and Food Access Service

The Emergency Relief and Food Access Service is here to support you in identifying and applying for help.
 
Emergency Relief assistance is available to support you if you:
 
• are struggling to put food on the table
• are facing overdue bills
• have used  your savings to pay for daily expenses
• have experienced a reduction in income
 
You may be eligible for emergency relief even if you’re not receiving Centrelink income support.
 
If you are unable to make a phone call, please lodge an online enquiry on their website. 
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Diverse Communities and Social Services

Online and phone service and Advocacy
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Regional Australia Institute – Rural Health Connect

Rural Health Connect is a website and app that links people in rural Australia to psychologists via video conferencing technology. Their site allows people to conduct sessions with psychologists from the privacy of their own home with no travel or wait time and no stigma.
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Sexual Assault Resource Centre

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the 24-hour emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service in metropolitan Perth.
 
SARC provides:
• Emergency services including medical, forensic and counselling support, up to 2 weeks after a sexual assault
• Counselling services for recent and past sexual assaults, rape and child sexual abuse
• Advice for health professionals about to see a patient following a sexual assault 
• Education and training for professionals 
 
SARC services are available to:
• People of all genders
• People 13 years of age and older 
• People affected by sexual assault, including rape and sexual abuse 
• Family members and partners of a person who has experienced sexual violence
 
To request a counselling appointment, telephone between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
(08) 6458 1828
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Support Coordination WA

Support Coordination WA prides itself on delivering an individualised, professional and honest service to those living with a disability across the metropolitan region of Perth and all across our great state of Western Australia. They provide:
 
  • Support connect – to build the ability to connect with informal, community and funded supports.                        
  • Support coordination – to assist in building skills.    
  • Specialist support coordination – to help people with more complex situations.
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Living Proud

WA’s main LGBTI community service their focus is on providing essential services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex communities, including their peer counselling phone line, health and well-being initiatives and community capacity building. They also offer a number of training options for professionals including the Opening Closets Mental Health training and other half and full-day workplace training in order to improve accessibility for LGBTI people.
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Living Proud LGBTI: Mental Health Emergency

As WA’s main LGBTI community service our focus is on providing essential services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex communities, including our peer counseling, phone line, health and wellbeing initiatives and community capacity building.
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WA AIDS Council

The Council provides counselling, wellness, referral, general and financial assistance to people living with HIV
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Advocare

 Advocare’s purpose is to support and protect the rights of older people in Western Australia.All of their services are free, confidential. They can assist you by providing:
  • Advocacy and support – walking alongside you every step of the way
  • Information – providing free information about your rights and access to aged care services
  • Education – raising awareness and understanding of the rights of older community members, the assistance and support available, and how to access aged care services
  • The WA Elder Abuse Helpline – if you are at risk of, or experiencing elder abuse, contact our free and confidential helpline on 1300 724 679.
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Victim Support Service

Is a voluntary and free service available to victims of crime.

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Women’s Information Service

The free telephone service provides information and referrals about issues such as health, finances, legal matters, counselling and domestic violence.
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Youth Crisis and Emergency Services

The department of child protection and family support provide and fund a range of child safety and family support services throughout the state including mandatory reporting investigations and training, Working with Children Checks, fostering and adoption services, counselling and outreach programs, crisis accommodation, homelessness services, and emergency services support.

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Living Proud LGBTI: Crisis Support

Living Proud provides essential services to LGBTQI+ communities via counselling phone lines, health and wellbeing initiatives and community capacity building.

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Financial Counselling Network – Emergency Relief and Food Access Service

There are a number of community organisations throughout the state that provide emergency relief to people experiencing financial hardship, in the form of food vouchers, bill payment support and more. Emergency Relief assistance is available to support you if you:

  • are struggling to put food on the table
  • are facing overdue bills
  • have used  your savings to pay for daily expenses
  • have experienced a reduction in income

You may be eligible for emergency relief even if you’re not receiving Centrelink income support

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Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
 
• All young people are treated with respect
• All young people can choose the gender of the counsellor they speak to
• Young people are able to access the same counsellor if they wish to call back
No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about, including but not limited to: 
• Mental Health
• Physical Health
• Safety & Abuse
• Relationships & Sex
• Life issues
• Family & friends
• School & work
• eSafety
 
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The Job Shop

The Job Shop is a regional recruitment agency offering a range of employment options for temporary workers and Australian residents.
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LGBTIQ+ Violence Service

The LGBTIQ+ Violence Counselling Service is for:
  • Anyone in Australia who is from the LGBTIQ+ community who has recently or in the past experienced sexual domestic or family violence
  • Family members, friends and supporters of someone from the LGBTIQ+ community who has experienced sexual domestic or family violence
  • Others who may be impacted by violence targeted toward the LGBTIQ+ community, including professionals.
Their service provides:
  • Professional trauma counselling provided by counsellors who have completed specialist training provided by ACON
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Information and referral to other services
  • Vicarious trauma support and debrief for professionals
They assist with:
  • Managing the impacts of sexual domestic and family violence
  • Talking to supporters
  • Information about seeking assistance from Police
  • Information on medical help
  • Safety planning
  • Referrals
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Legal Aid WA

Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. If their clients have trouble getting help because of a disability, language barriers, or location, Legal Aid WA has available support to assist them.
Legal Aid WA provides a wide range of services including: civil law, criminal law, family law and community legal education
Family law and children’s matters services:
• Legal representation by lawyers for children and young people in the Family Court and in the Children’s Court
• Legal representation by lawyers in the Family Court, in child protection proceedings in the Children’s Court, and in defended hearings for family violence restraining orders in the Magistrates’ Court
• Dispute resolution services within family law and child protection proceedings
• Assistance to both carers of children and those who have to pay child support, needing legal advice or representation with criminal charges, who have been arrested as a suspect by police or wanting help with an appeal against conviction or sentence
 
Virtual office: virtual.office@legalaid.wa.gov.au
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Start Out

Start Out is an organisation which aims to support people of diverse sexualities and genders, eradicate discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ community, and educate the wider community on the effects of discrimination and exclusion on LGBTQ+ youth. 
Service offered is a peer Role Model to act as a mentor and personal support. 
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