Women’s Support Services – Broome

Anglicare WA: Reclaiming Our Lives

Support Service

Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who have been or are victims of family and domestic violence.
The program consists of eight two-hour sessions held at a safe venue, where you can share and talk openly about yourself, your relationships and your family.

The program provides information about domestic violence but also encourages participating women to support each other emotionally and practically.

Each session focuses on a different topic.

Topics include:

  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • The big picture
  • The abuse cycle
  • Dynamics of emotional abuse
  • Anger enemy or foe
  • Children
  • Legal Issues and conclusion

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Address2 Weld Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9194 2400
Website urlhttps://www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/family-and-domestic-violence/reclaiming-our-lives

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Marnja Jarndu Women's Refuge

Support Service

Marnja Jarndu Women’s Refuge provides crisis accommodation for women, with or without children (boys up to 12), who are escaping family or domestic violence.

HOURS:

  • 24 Hours, 7 Days

AddressBROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9193 6146
Emailmarnja@tpg.com.au
Website urlhttp://options.wahousinghub.org.au/places/marnja-jarndu-womens-refuge-broome/#post_profile

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Anglicare WA: Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

Support Service

The Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service works in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and the WA Police to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence. The service uses a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention following a police call out to a domestic violence incident.

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Address2 Weld Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone(08) 9194 2400
Website urlhttps://www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/family-and-domestic-violence/family-domestic-violence-response-service

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Strong Women, Strong Families (SWSF)

Support Service

Involvement in the SWSF gives the women an opportunity to positively contribute to the men’s program outcome by having:

  • A voice in the men’s behavioural change (MBC) process
  • The opportunity to hold their partners accountable for their use of violence; these women may act as a key accountability and quality assurance measure within the MBC program and provide a means of minimising collusion and increasing accountability of their partners (Stopping Family Violence 2018)
  • An opportunity to become familiar with the program content and expectations of the CEW content so they can support their partner’s anticipated positive behaviour changes A safe space for women to reflect on their own understanding and experience of family domestic violence
  • An opportunity to develop and review safety plans and strategies to ensure their own ongoing safety and the safety of their children
  • Improve and develop their own parenting skillsBegin to heal from their own trauma
  • Reconnect with their culture and identity as an Aboriginal woman

The SWSF program also includes intensive one to one support and advocacy and post-workshop outreach support. As with the Men’s program there is a strong Social & emotional wellbeing (SEWB) component to the program and an opportunity for cultural immersion and on-country healing activities.

HOURS:

  • Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

AddressRear of Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation 5 Dora Street
 BROOME WA 6725
Phone0418 665 094
Emailcaroline@mensoutreach.org.au
Website urlhttps://mensoutreach.org.au/strong-women-strong-families/

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State and National Women's Support Services

1800 RESPECT

Sexual Assault and Domestic and Family Violence Service

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service. 1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone1800 737 732
Website urlhttps://www.1800respect.org.au/

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Women's Domestic Violence Helpline

Women's Support 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:

  • Phone counselling;
  • Information and advice;
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required;
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone(08) 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339
Website urlhttps://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Women%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

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Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Telephone Crisis Care when: you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child; you are escaping domestic violence and need help; arguments are causing unhappiness and problems in your family; you are alone or afraid and urgently need to talk to someone; you are homeless; and/or you need counselling, information or other support.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 days

Phone(08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008
Website urlhttps://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/CrisisCare.aspx

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Ruralink

Mental Health Service

Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues. It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.

HOURS:

  • 4.30pm – 8:30am Monday to Friday
  • 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Phone1800 552 002
Website urlhttps://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines/rurallink/

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Lifeline

Mental Health Service

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone 131 114
Website urlhttps://www.lifeline.org.au/

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Beyond Blue

Mental Health Service

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Beyond Blue services includes: Telephone support, online chat, email support and online forums.

HOURS:

  • Telephone Service: 24 hours/ 7 days a week
  • Online Chat: 3pm - 12am, 7 days a week
  • Email support - get a response in 24 hours
  • Online forums - 24 Hours, 7 days a week.

Phone1300 22 4636
Website urlhttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/

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Qlife

LGBTI Support Service

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

HOURS:

  •  3pm - 12am, 7 Days

Phone1800 184 527
Website urlhttps://www.qlife.org.au/

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Another Closet

LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence

This website is written for people in LGBTIQ relationships who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence. It includes information on: 

  • information about LGBTIQ domestic and family violence; 
  • gaining a better understanding of LGBTIQ domestic and family violence; 
  • safety planning and your rights; 
  • reporting to police and apprehended domestic violence orders; 
  • recovering from domestic violence; 
  • supporting a friend or family member; and 
  • finding information, help and support. 

Website urlhttp://www.anothercloset.com.au/

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Say it Out Loud

LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence

Say it Out Loud encourages people from LGBTIQ communities to start talking about their relationships

Website urlhttp://sayitoutloud.org.au/

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Suicide Call Back

Mental Health Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

HOURS:

  • 24 Hours, 7 days a week

Phone1300 659 467
Website urlhttps://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

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Kidshelpline

Youth Support Service

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.

HOURS:

  • 24 Hours, 7 days a week

Phone1800 55 1800
Website urlhttps://kidshelpline.com.au/

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Samaritans

Mental Health Service

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Financial worries or job-related anxiety
  • School, college or study-related stress
  • Illness – your own or someone you care for
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Thoughts of suicide.

Services are available to callers both locally and nationally.

HOURS:

  • 24 Hours, 7 days a week

Phone135 247
Emailsupport@thesamaritans.org.au
Website urlhttps://thesamaritans.org.au/

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Gambling Support Service

Gambling Support Service

Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:

  • Free 24/7 chat and email counselling and support services
  • Professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services
  • A stepping stone for further help-seeking, including telephone and face-to-face gambling services
  • Extensive website content, self-help information and weblinks for additional support.

HOURS:

  • 24 Hours, 7 days a week

Phone1800 858 858
Website urlhttps://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

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