Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service
The Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service promotes the safety of women, with or without children, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have experienced or are at risk of domestic violence.
The Service is available to women who are recent arrivals or long-term residents. They may be in crisis situations, in refuges, still remaining in their relationships or re-establishing themselves in the community after leaving refuges.
Support and advocacy for women with high needs in terms of isolation, language and access to mainstream services are emphasised. Service is provided to women in a way that is sensitive to their cultural, religious beliefs and practices, and language needs.
The Service delivery model supports an outreach, case management and community networking approach, dependent on close involvement with ethnic and multicultural community support services.
Information, referral, assessment, safety planning, short term/crisis counselling, assistance to access government and non-government services such as legal, immigration, housing, medical, police, financial and other services is provided. MWAS also assist in referring to and accessing services for children.
Currently the outreach service operates from Northbridge, Mirrabooka, Gosnells, and Rockingham/ Fremantle.
(08) 9328 1200
(08) 9227 8122