WESTERN CAPE WOMEN’S CRISIS SHELTER
The Western Cape Women’s shelter is a free and confidential service for women and accompanying children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing domestic and family violence who require access to a safe and supported accommodation. Domestic and family violence refers to violence, abuse and intimidation between family members (for example children and parents) as well as people who are currently or have previously been in an intimate relationship. The perpetrator uses violence to control and dominate the other person and this causes fear, physical harm and/or psychological harm. Domestic and family violence can include physical and sexual assault as well as verbal, emotional, financial, social and spiritual abuse.
With the ability to accommodate clients comfortably and securely, support workers can assist women and children holistically with their safety, emotional and other care and support needs. Accessing local service providers as suitable referral options as well as external service providers such as DV Connect if it is unsafe to remain in the community, the Western Cape Women’s crisis centre is a service suitable for all women and children from any multi-cultural background. Accommodation is provided on a short term and crisis response basis with the Western Cape Women’s Shelter working closely with the Queensland Police service to ensure that 24/7 access to this service in emergency situations can be provided.
Furthermore, support can be provided through our mobile outreach program to those, both men and women, experiencing homelessness and in needs of additional support. The support staff can provide support services on a drop in and outreach basis to clients in Weipa, Napranum and Mapoon. This service is provided on a needs basis and service users can drop in during business hours to the Weipa Community Care centre to speak with a friendly support worker.
For more information, and to speak with one of our friendly support workers, please contact 07 4069 9272 or 07 4069 9877 (A/H). In the case of any emergency, contact 000.