What We Do
The Pat Giles refuge can provide safe, crisis housing for single women and women with children to 18 years who have experienced family violence. If you need to come into a refuge in an emergency phone Crisis Care 9223 1111 and they will assist you with a taxi.
The Patricia Giles Centre offers counselling through its Counselling Service for Women. All counsellors have tertiary qualifications in counselling and extensive experience in the field.
The Patricia Giles Centre provides services for Aboriginal women and children including a parenting engagement program and playgroups for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Research shows that men who are abusive to their family members may also be violent to animals. The Patricia Giles Centre runs programs to assist families who are worried about the safety of their pets or are worried about their child's attitude to pets as a result of experience family violence.
The co-location response model consists of the FDVCR service, the WA Police and the Department of Child Protection. The partnership will jointly triage Domestic Violence Incident Reports (DVIR)and provide risk assessment and appropriate responses for families and individuals.
A series of groups are run during school terms. These courses are free and childcare is available. All groups, as well as being learning environments, offer opportunities for members to develop friendships with supportive people in similar situations.