At the refuge staff will assist you with information to help you decide about housing, legal and income issues.
At the refuge you will be supplied with bedding and food, clothing and toiletries if needed.
You can see a counsellor to discuss your feelings and choices at this time. Staying in a refuge doesn't mean your relationship has finished. Time out for and your partner gives you both the opportunity to seek advice and information. While living in an abusive relationship, it is impossible to think calmly and to find the time and energy to access accurate and helpful information about your possible choices. Refuge staff are there to help you, NOT tell you what to do.
The refuge provides outreach support to ex-residents, including ongoing emotional and practical support, advocacy, information and referrals to relevant services.
The refuge provides pre-school child care (9:00am — 4.30pm) and after–school activities through the week. The refuge will help enrol children in the local school.
Counselling for all children affected by domestic violence is available.
To contact Patricia Giles Centre Women & Children's Refuge call 08 9300 0340 and select option 3.
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Rebecca West House
Rebecca West House provides crisis accommodation for single women or women with children to 18 years who are escaping family violence or who are at risk of homelessness due to other life crises.
Domestic violence counselling and outreach support
Women living in the suburbs north of Joondalup will be able to access domestic violence counselling and outreach support from Rebecca West House staff.
To contact Rebecca West House call 08 9300 0340 and select option 4.
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The Housing support staff assist women leaving refuges in the Northern suburbs to find safe alternative accommodation. This maybe a Department of Housing, Community housing or private rental home. They will take you house hunting and provide ongoing support and assistance for up to 12 months to help you settle into your new home.
To contact our Housing Support Staff call 08 9300 0340 and select option 9.
Safe at Home Service
For some families, staying in their home and having the violent person leave is the best option. The Safe at Home service can provide support for women living in the northern suburbs. The staff can help you assess your risk and support you with safety plan and increased practical safety measures. The staff will provide regular outreach assistance and support while you rebuild a safe life for yourself and your children
To contact our Safe at Home service call 08 9300 0340 and select option 6.
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Ellenbrook Family Support Service
The Ellenbrook Family Support Service is a crisis service for women and children who have experienced domestic or family violence. The service provides crisis accommodation with provision for an on-call arrangement to allow women and children, crisis support 24 hours, 7 days per week. The service provides an integrated and comprehensive service for women and children escaping family and domestic violence with a strong case management and empowerment approach. Each family accepted into the Ellenbrook Family Support Service will receive ongoing support from a Family Support Worker. Clients will be able to access advice and information, referrals, emotional support and practical assistance when required. The Ellenbrook Family Support Worker will also support clients to build on their independent living skills as they transition from the Ellenbrook Family Support Service to the private rental market.
To contact our Ellenbrook Family Support Service call 08 9300 0340 and select option 5.