We provide support and assistance to deal with domestic and family violence. Our approach is non-judgmental and we support you to make your own decisions in your own time. During the Covid-19 crisis, all support will be provided by phone initially. Do reach out for support, because we are committed to making sure you’re safe and well.
Counselling free of charge – we have different types of counselling and a psychologist registered with Medicare and Victims Services. Contact us to discuss which of our counsellors might be most suitable to your needs
Legal advice clinics with Gowland Legal (first appointment is free and there is no obligation to continue on a fee-paying basis) – on the third Tuesday of the month. During Covid-19 crisis, the solicitor is providing phone consultations.
We have over 40 years experience in providing health care and counselling for women experiencing domestic and family violence and our staff have more than 20 years experience in supporting women at court. If, for whatever reason, we’re not the right place, we’ll help find the right service.
We also get involved in making changes for the better. We’re working with Inner West Council on ‘Speak Out’, a great local campaign that’s raising awareness about domestic violence and respectful relationships.
We also work with other local services who also provide support including auspicing the Inner West Domestic Violence Liaison Committee (IWDVLC) and we’re also a member of Sydney Local Health District’s Domestic Violence Committee.
The IWDVLC aims to raise awareness of domestic and family violence issues and enhance interagency responses and partnerships within the Inner West Local Government Area. If you are from a local organisation and would like to find out more about the committee, please contact the secretary Matthew Balane on T: 9392 5271 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome donations to assist women and children. Financial donations help cover the costs of providing health care and are also often used to help women in crisis to pay their bills. Donations to Leichhardt Women’s are tax deductible. Sometimes new clothes and toiletries can be particularly helpful too.