The Patricia Giles Centre operates in Perth, Western Australia and offers safe crisis accommodation and counselling for women and children affected by domestic violence. The Centre also provides culturally appropriate Aboriginal services. There are a number of support groups run at various times including self-defence, children's groups and fun & fitness. You can find out more about the services the Patricia Giles Centre offers by exploring the What We Do section of the website.
One of the many women helped by the Patricia Giles Centre shares her experiences:
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"The Pat Giles Centre is a wonderful place full of tremendously supportive workers. It is a place which provides assistance with getting household goods, clothing and blankets and is run really efficiently. The DVARS (Counselling for Women) counsellors are excellent and the DVCCS (Counselling for Children) counsellors are fantastic for children who have been through domestic violence.
"The activities and courses are great - they are much-needed, uplifting experiences. The child care workers give great support with children so that the mothers can pursue important issues in their lives.
"Thank you everyone at Pat Giles. Pat yourselves on the back. You all deserve it."
The organisation aims to work in a culturally-sensitive and non-discriminatory way, respecting all differences and diversity with all clients, employees and management members.