Centre for Womens Childrens and Family Health

Child care worker and child

Provding services which promote the health, wellbeing and welfare of women and children across the life span, with a focus on supporting women and children affected by domestic and family violence and Aboriginal women living in the Macarthur region in the south-west of Sydney. 

We can provide free services:

  • Crisis counselling and support – call or drop in (no appointment needed).
  • Counselling – support for women to recover and heal from the effects of violence, child sexual assault, social isolation, life stage transitions and ageing, health issues, grief and loss, and more.
  • Groups - therapeutic and physical movement – groups are run by school term. Call us for more information.
  • Advocacy, information  and where helpful, referral to other services.
  • Case management – support for women who have left a violent relationship and wish to remain safely in their own home
  • Under 18s trauma and wellbeing counselling – our services are child-focused and support families to strengthen relationships and improve mental health outcomes.
  • Safe and accessible services:
    • Cyber corner – free internet access and computer use for women
    • Women’s only space available
    • Free therapeutic childcare
    • Interpreter services
  • Access to other free services:
    • Ante-natal clinic
    • Free legal advice through Marsden’s Law Group and Macarthur Legal Centre
    • Training, education and health promotion activities.

Women living with domestic violence often experience a loss of their sense of self and their ability to take control of their lives. They often describe feeling like they are on an emotional roller coaster, exhausted and seeing no way out of their situation. If you, or someone you know, feel this way it may be helpful to get some support.

We encourage women to contact us for support, especially if you are:

  • An adult survivor of childhood trauma or abuse 
  • feeling unsafe, trapped and/or confused in your intimate relationship
  • currently experiencing domestic or family violence
  • preparing to leave violence or have already left, but need help to get back on your feet
  • now safe and wish to heal from the long term negative affects of abuse
  • wanting to be empowered, improve your health and increase you well-being

Women’s Domestic Violence Prevention Macarthur (WDVPM) Project

We received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services for this project.

Aim:

We are working to achieve positive outcomes, increase safety, advance gender equality and reduce domestic violence against women and children, by working across sectors and connecting with a range of stakeholders within the community.

How:

Through education and provision of information, the project hopes to help adults and young people to:

  • learn more about what domestic violence (DV) is and the impacts on women and children
  • understand why this issue is important
  • explore societal myths such as why women don’t leave
  • recognise the possible signs of domestic violence and the specific tactics used.
  • respond in a helpful and sensitive manner
  • assist people (and those they know) who may be experiencing DV in accessing the support and services

Who:

We can provide education, information and consultancy services to all sectors of the community, including businesses, schools, government agencies and non-government
organisations and doctors in the Macarthur region.

Join Us:

If you want to learn more or participate in this exciting project, please email dvprevention@benevolent.org.au or phone 1800 077 760 to find out how you and your workplace can be part of the solution.

Get in touch

Subscribe to our e-newsletter
Call our Intake number 1800 077 060
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CFWCFH
Email: CFWH.Intake@benevolent.org.au

We are a QIC (Quality Improvement Council) accredited organisation.

Where to get more help

24 hour telephone lines:
Domestic Violence Line: 1800 65 64 63

Link 2 Home: 1800 152 152

Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017

Lifeline: 13 11 14

QLIFE: 1800 184 527 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Lifeline
Women’s Services in Macarthur

(9am to 5pm)

Between hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Macarthur Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service: 02 4640 7333

The Benevolent Society – Centre for Women’s Children’s and Family Health
DV crisis support and counselling services: 1800 077 760

Womens Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program