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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Legal Aid WA – Senior Rights and Advocacy Service

The Senior Rights and Advocacy Service is a specialist legal advice and assistance service, as a division of Legal Aid WA.
Services offered include: 
• Legal advice and assistance in areas such as elder abuse, planning for the future, guardianship and administration, and issues involving grandchildren 
• representation in certain guardianship and administration matter with State Administrative Tribunal 
• Mediation and dispute resolution
• information and community legal education 
• Referrals to community and government agencies
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Sexual Health Quarters – Sexual Health Helpline

The Sexual Health Helpline provides confidential information and referrals from clinicians around contraception, sexually transmissible infections and unintended pregnancy.
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The WA AIDS Council – Counselling Services

The WA AIDS Council offers counselling to people living with or affected by HIV, as well as their friends and family and the broader LGBTIQIA+ community. They also offer youth counselling for the LGBTIQIA+ community.
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Youth Legal Service

Youth Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal services to children and young people (under 25 years of age) across Western Australia. 
 
Youth Legal Service provides legal advice in the following areas:
 
• Criminal Matters – legal advice on all criminal matters and traffic offences
• Motor Vehicle Accidents – legal advice and casework to establish liability and negotiate with insurers or claimants
• Contract Law – legal advice on establishing the capacity to contract, contractual obligations and unconscionable contracts
• Leaving Home – advice on legal rights and responsibilities and accessing personal belongings and papers
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Elder Abuse Helpline

Elder Abuse Helpline advocates on behalf of older people who are experiencing abuse. They provide information, organises access to suitable resources and support services and works with their clients to resolve their situation.

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