We provide support to women from all walks of life, culture and disabilities have never been an issue. In the past we have had non- English speaking clients and have been able to provide support without difficulties. Our workers can assist with Centrelink, housing, schooling, legal, counselling and cultural needs. We do not generally take clients that are local to the area as this is a security threat to our workers and other clients.
Our Music Program
For the children of the shelter, we have a music program that caters for children of all ages. It encourages children to express their emotion in a fun and light- hearted way. Music Therapy is a safe way to help children cope more effectively with troubles they are experiencing in their everyday lives. Music therapy is an outlet to express emotions and creativity. Music Therapy can assist children in expressing feelings, learning coping strategies, learning anger management techniques, identifying boundaries and increasing self-awareness and self-esteem.
Our Counselling Service
We have a counsellor who is lovely enough to come in once a week and provide clients with time to talk to someone about the problems they face. Ending relationships can be difficult particularly if they end in abusive or violent way, and this can be conflicting.
We are referred clients from other services. Mobile support is case management support in external settings from the shelter. Generally, mobile support can happen in public places such as parks, coffee shops, etc. or in the clients accommodation (whether this be a permanent residence or temporary. Case Management can be emotional or practical support and initial or ongoing assessment of client’s; needs, risk assessment & safety planning around this risk and housing assistance & advocacy