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Anawim Community Centre

The Anawim Community Centre is a place for sole Aboriginal women to access a range of support services to improve their quality of life and where sought or required, assistance to stay housed, break cycles of homelessness, and/ or get help to deal with domestic/ family violence issues.This occurs through staff building rapport and relationship with women and working in a holistic, flexible way, that recognises the woman as the expert of her own experience.

Anawim Community Clients

A service is also provided to sole Aboriginal women from the community over 18 years of age. This service might include, access to toilets and showers, assistance in regards to calls to other services, access to laundry facilities, provision of blankets in the cooler months, assistance to understand and respond to correspondence, assistance to access medical and other services. Through necessity, only women known to Anawim or women who are deemed not likely to pose any safety issues to staff and residents are provided access to Anawim as community clients.

To complement on-site and visiting services, the Anawim Community Client work also includes assessment and referrals to long term mobile case management services provided by Ruah Community Services and external agencies such as: Tenancy Support; Mental Health Recovery; Dual Diagnosis and Complex Needs; Women Leaving Prison; Domestic/Family/Social Violence; Aboriginal Women and Homelessness; HIV Support.

Case Management and Support

Daily Assessment, Crisis Assistance, Referrals, Information and Advocacy Service for:

• Accommodation referrals/advocacy (to crisis accommodation, private and public housing, and to Anawim Emergency Housing Intake Service)

• Internal/external referrals as appropriate

• Income and financial issues

• Material assistance

• Parenting supports

• Drug and alcohol concerns

• Mental health issues

• Legal issues

• Physical health concerns

The Anawim Community Centre has a range of different visiting services on-site to enable easy access to other agencies. E.g. Centrelink, GP’s, women’s health services, family violence services.

Who can use the Anawim Community Centre?

o Sole Aboriginal women over 18 years of age who:
o Are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
o Are on a low income
o Have a drug and alcohol and/or mental health need
o Are isolated or disadvantaged in other ways

When is the Centre Open?

Professional Duty Service: Monday – Friday, 10am - 1pm.
Appointments for case management support can also be made between 1pm – 4pm.

Contact Us at the Anawim Community Centre:

Address: GPO Box 2828, West Perth WA 6872
Phone: (08) 9328 7562
Fax: (08) 9228 4674