womens health
& family services

Multicultural Women’s Advocacy and Service (MWAS)

 

MWAS promotes the safety of women, with or without children, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds. The service is available to women who are recent arrivals or long-term residents. Women may be in crisis situations, in refuges, still remaining in their relationships or re-establishing themselves in the community after leaving refuges.

 

Cost

 
This is a free service.
 

Referrals

 
Women can be referred to other health professionals or can self-refer.
 

Support and Assistance

 
All services at MWAS are provided within the context of a supportive and safe environment. All WHFS staff members are female, and can provide assistance with:
  • Discussing available options
  • Applying for a restraining order
  • Obtaining support and advices from Legal Aid
  • Referrals to other agencies (including counselling services)
  • Outreach services
 

Outreach Services

 
MWAS has a number of outreach services to assist women from CaLD background.
Outreach services are currently available in:
 
Fremantle:                9336 8282                             Gosnells:                  9490 4988
Mirrabooka:             9344 8988                             Northbridge:            9227 8122
 
 
 

Interpreters and Bilingual Services

 
Arrangements can be made for Interpreters to assist in sessions. Telephone interpreters from interstate communities are also available if preferred. If an interpreter is required to assist in the understanding of a topic, please inform us when booking.
 

Making an Appointment

 
If you would like to make an appointment, or to find out more about the WHFS services please contact us on:
 
Phone:          (08) 9328 1200
   

For more information

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