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 Acceptance Empowerment Resilience

 

The Women's Cottage is a community based support and resource

centre, run by women, for women

(and their children) who live, work or study in the Hawkesbury Local

Government Area and it's immediate surrounds. 

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Located at 22 Bosworth street Richmond,

 

Ph 45784190

 

Drop In - Phone In Service is available to access the

 

Women's Advocacy Violence Emergency (W.A.V.E.)

Support Worker 

 

no appointment is needed for the Drop In Service but to access

these Women's Cottage services women should drop in or ring

within the hours listed below:

 

Monday,Wednesday,Thursday & Friday 9.30am-1pm,

 

Tuesday 9.30-4pm & Thursday afternoons 3-7pm

 

 See our Group program by clicking Groups under the main menue

 

The Women's Cottage offers specialist, experienced and skilled support

for women who have experienced violence and abuse and a range of other

support services including:

  •  Confidential crisis support and advocacy.
          • Case management and referrals

          • Healthy relationship information & Safety plans for leaving or living with abuse,

          • Emotional & psychological support and preparation for court (we do not offer legal advice).

          • Therapeutic, social and interest groups. (for details see Groups)

          • A children's play room

          • Activities, courses & information for women & children.

          • Low cost appointments with a Massage &  beauty therapist,

          • Safe & experienced child-minding for group participants

            Access to either low cost or free (specialist) counselling services for;

                • women who have experienced an abusive/ violent intimate partner relationship

                  • women who were sexually abused as a child

                  • women who are dealing with difficult life issue

The Women's Cottage also provides ;             

            • A venue for women's groups to meet.
            • Information Brochures in ARABIC SPANISH
            • Indigenous workers available

     The Women's Cottage keeps a range of information on a variety of topics including:

            • Domestic Violence
            • Sexual assault
            • Advocacy services
            • Children's services
            • Courses & groups
            •  Women's Health information, including mental health                                
            • Information on local and regional services

                                       

 

The Women's Cottage would like acknowledge and thank Vitamin King for their ongoing IT support - via ' the fabulous Computer Ninja' Ashley