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Women’s Services

Ruah’s Women’s Services team offers a range of programs to support women and children in the community. Our programs provide assistance to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence to:

  • Stay safely at home;
  • Find crisis support services, or;
  • Find accommodation services.

Ruah runs a refuge for women and children, as well as a refuge for sole Aboriginal women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our support team also offers a range of services for women who are pre-release or post-release from prison.

We support women who require assistance with issues such as:

  • Family or domestic violence;
  • Physical and mental health;
  • Problematic substance use;
  • Legal matters;
  • Housing;
  • Psychological and emotional issues;
  • Social and living skills;
  • Community network building;
  • Parenting;
  • Grief, loss and trauma;
  • Daily living activities;
  • Maintaining a successful tenancy;
  • Offending behaviour;
  • Abuse and trauma;
  • Education and training needs.

Participation in our programs is voluntary.

Contact

Administration
Mail: PO Box 2828 West Perth WA 6872
Phone: 08 9485 3939
Email: jackiehay@ruah.com.au

 


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Inside-Out

Ruah Inside-Out offers the following services to support women who are pre-release and post-release from prison:

  • Transitional Accommodation.
  • Re-entry Link Program.
  • Lifeskills Group.
  • Moorditj Yorgas Yarning Group.
  • Housing Support Programme.
  • Grief, loss and trauma counselling.

Participation in all of the programs is voluntary and free-of-charge.

Referrals can be made via another service, or self-referral whilst in prison, or for up to three months post-release.

Download the Inside Out flyer
Download the Inside Out info sheet

For further information or enquiries, please visit our Help Desk.

Contact

The Manager
Mail: PO Box 218 Leederville WA 6903
Phone: 08 9228 1800
Email: rio@ruah.com.au

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Harmony Place


Harmony Place has a total of six on-site 1, 2 & 3 bed crisis units to provide professional case management and accommodation services to women with dependent children who are escaping domestic violence, homelessness, and/or other life crises, in order to resolve the crisis and develop the necessary skills and resources that will facilitate improved quality of life, safety, secure housing, and improved life functioning.

Individual case management is provided to women including issues such as:

  • family/domestic violence;
  • physical and mental health;
  • problematic substance use;
  • legal matters;
  • housing
  • psychological and emotional issues;
  • social and living skills
  • community network building
  • parenting.

Children’s Services

Whilst at Harmony Place, children are treated as a client in their own right. The Child Advocate will work individually with children and their mother/carer to ensure that the child receives the support necessary for them to make sense of their life, what has happened and ensure that feel secure. The Child Advocate works collaboratively with the Woman’s Advocate to provide a holistic package of care to the family.

Referrals

Referrals to Harmony Place are accepted from agencies and by self referral. We also welcome co-working arrangements with other services in Perth for the benefit of mutual clients.

Harmony Place is staffed during the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm Fridays, and 10am to 2pm at the weekend. Intakes are Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Intakes outside of this time are at the discretion of the manager.

Harmony Place referral procedure form
Download the Harmony Place flyer

For further information or enquiries, please visit our Help Desk.

Contact

The Manager
Mail: PO Box 228 Mount Lawley WA 6929
Phone: 08 9227 6616
Fax: 08 9227 1994

Email: harmonyplace@ruah.com.au

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Kambarang Place

Ruah’s Aboriginal Women’s Refuge, Kambarang Place, has eight crisis beds for short-term emergency accommodation.

The service provides professional case management services to sole Aboriginal women who are escaping domestic violence, homelessness, or other life crises, to enable a pathway out of homelessness and improved safety and life outcomes. The accommodation is a shared sleeping and communal living arrangement.

To be eligible you must be a sole Aboriginal woman over 18 years of age who is:

  • Escaping any form of violence.
  • Homeless, and require safe accommodation.
  • Require support to access long-term housing;
  • Require support for any other issue;
  • Do not require 24 hour medical assistance;
  • Do not require wheelchair access.

Referrals

Referrals to Kambarang Place are accepted from agencies, and by way of self referral. We also welcome co-working arrangements with other support services in Perth.

Kambarang Place is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any enquires about this service should be made during the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Download the Kambarang Place flyer

For further enquiries or for more information on making a referral, please visit our Help Desk.

Contact

The Manager
Mail: PO Box 8073 Perth BC 6849
Fax: 08 9228 4674
Phone: 08 9328 7562
Email: kambarangplace@ruah.com.au


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Family & Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

Ruah’s Family & Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service (FDVCRS) team work in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS), and the WA Police.

The overall aim of the service is to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence through a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention. Adults and children experiencing family and domestic violence are offered support to manage their circumstances and help to improve their safety.

The FDVCRS team works collaboratively with DCPFS and the WA Police in the joint assessment of Domestic Violence Incident Reports (DVIRs) to ensure early intervention, the triage of incident reports, joint risk assessments, referrals to other agencies for follow up, and participation in multi-agency case management and safety planning.

Contact

The Manager
Mail: PO Box 446 Maddington WA 6989
Email: fdvcrs@ruah.com.au


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Safe At Home

Ruah’s Safe At Home Program supports women and children, who have experienced family and domestic violence, to stay in their housing in the south east corridor of Perth, when it is safe to do so. The Safe At Home Program is based on an individual assessment of risk and safety to allow women to make an informed choice about staying in their home after violence.

Women in the program are linked with mainstream services to assist them to maintain stable housing. Safe at Home provides an integrated model of service delivery for women and children depending on need and safety, including:

  • providing written and/or telephone information to women, including support, safety checks, and safety planning;
  • linking clients with a wide range of services to address individual needs;
  • comprehensive risk and safety assessments, audits and safety planning, allowing women to make an informed choice in relation to remaining in their home;
  • support, including upgrades of security to the home, to allow women to stay safe at home;
  • links to safe and secure alternative accommodation including refuge accommodation should the situation become unsafe.

Safe at Home workers ensure women and children can move seamlessly through components of service delivery and receive the most appropriate support for their needs. The Safe at Home team works in collaboration with the Western Australian Police in order to maximise safety for women and children.

For further information or enquiries, please visit our Help Desk.

Contact

The Manager
Mail: PO Box 446 Maddington WA 6989
Phone: 08 6189 3171
Email: safeathome@ruah.com.au

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