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The Womens Cottage, supporting women and children of the Hawkesbury area since 1983

 

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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 

 

 

to speak to with the

 

 

Womens Advocacy Violence

 

 

Emergency (W.A.V.E.) Support worker 

 

 

 

no appointment needed but to access womens 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 is a special place where all women, regardless of

 age, race,religion or sexual preference are valued and treated as equal.

It is a place for womento nurture themselves; a place of safety;

a place to learn and grow.

Itis not a place for "one  type of woman",

but a place for all.
A place that believes that access and equity are 

more that ideas and principles.
 

 

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

 

forwomen who have    experienced violence and abuse and a range

 

of other support services including:

              • Confidential crisis support and advocacy.
              • Access to either low cost or free (specialist) counselling services including ;
                    • * women who have experienced an abusive/ violent intimate partner relationship
                    • * women who were sexually abused as a child 
              • 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).
              • Practical and material support
              • Theraputic, social and interest groups. (for details seee Groups)
              • A childrens play room
              • Activities, courses & information for women & children.
              • Low cost appointments with a Bowen Practitioner, Massage &  beauty therapist,
              • Safe & experienced child-minding for group participants
  •               A venue for women's groups to meet.
            • Information Brochures in ARABIC SPANISH,  Indigenous workers available
            • Immediate and direct access to interpreter services 

 

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

  •                                  Women's Health information
  •                                         Work related issues
  •                                                 Children's services
  •                                                         Domestic Violence
  •                                                              Sexual assault
  •                                                                Information on local and regional services

 

 

The Cottage also has free monthly copies of LOTL and Cherie available

 

 

 

The Womens Cottage would like acknowledge and thank Vitamin King for their

ongoing IT support - via ' the fabulous Computer Ninja' Ashley