Domestic/Family Violence Counselling:
This is a specialist counselling service for women who have a history of or are currently experiencing domestic and family violence. We provide information and therapeutic sessions to meet the needs of each client that has experienced trauma and other difficult life experiences due to domestic and family violence.
SOUTHERN WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES
Advice about domestic and family violence and help at court. They assist women and kids at court and support them to obtain an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO). They do not provide legal advice, but can support you with a safe place for you to wait while you are at court, give you information about court and AVOs and put you in touch with other support services and legal advice. If you wish, where possible, have an Aboriginal worker to help you.
An 8-week group program for women to work through the challenges of moving towards a life free from domestic violence.
Assists with reducing stress and building self-esteem. Women are given an opportunity to explore loss, grief and anger. The course provides an understanding of the effects of domestic violence on women and their children. Group programs are conducted during each school term.
The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides interest free loans for individuals or families on low income. It’s a community-based program that enables people to access fair, safe and equitable credit for the purchase of goods and services.
Loan are available for up to $1,200 free of any interest, fees and charges. Terms can be up to 18 months and repayments will be recycled to provide loans for other women in the region.
WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC
In partnership with The Albury Community Health Centre our Women’s health nurse provides free and confidential
service to all women in a comfortable relaxed environment.
Providing screen tests, pap smear, blood pressure, breast check etc. as well as providing women’s health information on menopause, pregnancy, breast health, menstrual problems and Aboriginal women’s business “YALI”.
WOMEN’S WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES
Women’s Well-being activities are programs are conducted and different times throughout the year to get you motivated and on your way to a healthier you, physically, emotionally and mentally.
These include Tai Chi, Mindfulness Meditation, Art Therapy, Meditation Circle and a Self-Defence class is coming soon.
In partnership with the Hume Riverina Women’s Support Group, a group is being set up to give women the experience of alternative healing therapies such as Reiki, Kinesiology, Chakra work, Yoga, etc. This group meets on the weekend once a month at the Women’s Centre.
TAI CHI QIGONG SHIBASHI
This Tai Chi/Qiqong is one of the most popular in the world. It is easy to learn and is designed to balance qi(energy)flow. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing. Clinical trials have proven that by practicing this routine you may achieve many health benefits. Suitable for all age groups.
CHATTER BOX SOCIAL CLUB
Our Social Club is held every third Thursday of the month. It is a gathering to establish friendships and increase your self- confidence. It enables women to support each other and share in one another’s strengths. Come and join and have a cuppa and a chat.
THE LIONESS PROJECT
To support pregnant women in accessing maternity care and relevant services. Assisting them to relax and de-stress as well as understand the changes that their body is going through. It aims to facilitate enjoyment of the pregnancy journey and to look forward to the birth of their child.
The legal service is available for women at the Women’s Centre every week for free legal advice, information and education.
This is a program designed to help women access that deeper quiet part of themselves. This meditation teaches how to become centred, not just in ideal settings, but even during the noise and confusion of the reality we are in.
Many techniques and practices are utilised.
The Women’s Centre has 3 beautiful garden beds. We welcome any women in the community who are interested in either learning more about gardening or sharing their gardening skills with others to come along.
Pop in anytime between 9am to 1pm Monday to Thursday’s and enjoy the health benefits of gardening, rewards of picking the harvest and if you like you can stay and have a cuppa. Come on your own or bring a friend, neighbour or anyone who would be interested to join in.