About Us

Vision & Purpose:

“To create a safe place for women to use as their space”

Our goals at The Womens Centre are to:

  • Be client focused
  • Increase funding and services to Women – including filling the gaps in case management, counseling women and children support, anger management and anxiety support
  • Be able to empower women to be confident in living
  • Support women in times of extreme emotional need
  • Provide outreach services to women in remote and rural communities
  • Be a holistic service offering early and primary intervention for women
  • Be a referral centre (direct pathways) for women
  • The centre of excellence for Domestic Violence services
  • The lead agency to reduce Domestic Violence in the community
  • Grow the awareness of the Womens Centre in our community
  • Increase the number of women using the service

Purpose and Guiding Principles:

The Womens Centre provides support for women by women.

Through feminist action we:

  • Believe women do great things
  • Celebrate their achievements
  • Are inclusive
  • Encourage women to stand tall in the world
  • Share knowledge and opportunities
  • Challenge behavior that diminishes women
  • Recognize and value difference
  • Encourage women to make informed choices
  • Involve the community in these aims

Our Funding:

The Womens Centre for Health and Wellbeing (Albury-Wodonga) Inc. is a accredited, community based non-government funded organisation.

We are funded through:

N.S.W Ministry of Health, Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Department of Human Services Victoria

Good Shepherd Micro-finance

Legal Aid N.S.W

In partnership with:

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

Albury Community Health N.S.W

Good Shepherd Micro-finance & NAB

We auspice:

The Southern Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program funded by Legal Aid N.S.W

Current Staff 

Womens Centre for Health & Wellbeing Albury / Wodonga Inc.

CEO – Lila Beamish
Finance – Joanna Spiers
Intake / Domestic Violence Counsellor – Bettina Robertson
Intake Counsellor– Debbra Adams
NILS Officer/Digital Media Marketer- Jessica Crow
Health Promotion- Tracey Kelly
Administration- Brooke Nocentini

 

WDVCAS:

Service Co-Ordinator – Teresa Law
Assistant Co-Ordinator – Jo Edmonstone
Safety Action Meeting Co-Ordinator – Rebecca Adams & Jo Edmondstone
Intake & Referral Officer – Karen Irwin & Rebekah Madill
Court Advocacy Officer (Based in Deniliquin) – Elizabeth Barker

Board of Management:

Acting Chairperson – Jennifer Manwaring
Vice Chairperson – Position Vacant
Secretary – Rebecca Johnston
Treasurer – Jane Bowran
Public Officer – Lila Beamish
Members – Beth Simpson, Yvonne Aldred, Carolyn Enshaw, Nicole Healey, Michele Kampen, 2 Member Positions Vacant