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There are a number of organisations that can help Aboriginal women and their families to access medical assistance, emergency accommodation and other support after violence happens. 


  • Stepping Out
    www.steppingout.org.au
    Phone: (02) 9550 9398

    Stepping Out provides safe housing, group programs and case management support for women who have experienced sexual assault in childhood, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and are free from drug, alcohol and other addictions.  
  • NSW Women's Refuge Resource Centre
    www.wrrc.org.au
    www.womensrefuge.org.au

    Women's refuges are located throughout NSW, and may be accessed by phoning the 24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 65 64 63 

  • Waminda - South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation
    www.waminda.org.au
    Phone: (02) 4421 7400
    Address: 77 Osborne Street, Nowra NSW
    Centre Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 

    Waminda aims to empower and support Aboriginal women of the Shoalhaven to make decisions about their own health and reduce the high rate of ill health among Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander women in the Shoalhaven community.
  • Heartfelt House
    heartfelthouse.org.au
    Phone: 02 6628 2477
    Centre Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in northern NSW
  • Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation and Women's Service
    www.redfernfoundation.org.au/mudgingal.html
    Phone: (02) 9698 1173
    Address: 233 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale NSW
    Centre Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

    The Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Women’s Service is a community leader in supporting Australia’s urban Aboriginal population. Mudgin-gal offers a welcoming presence, a drop-in centre and space for positive cultural and social networking. 
    The service offers a safe haven and active support for women, girls and their young families. Mudgin-gal has dedicated programs, referral for accommodation, legal and medical support, court support and post-release services.
    The service works with those who have experienced sexual violence and is a voice against sexual violence in the community. 

  • Rosie's Place
    www.rosiesplace.com.au
    Phone: (02) 9625 2599
    Postal Address: Po Box 40 Rooty Hill 2766
    Service Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

    Rosie’s Place is a community based sexual assault counselling service for children, young people and their non-offending family members. Rosie's Place also have some really good resources for Aboriginal children and Mothers feel free to check it out on the publication tab on the website. 

  • Thiyam-Li Family Violence Service
    Email: noeline.carr@thiyamali.com.au
    Phone: (02) 67511400
    Address: 30 Gwydir St Moree

    Service directed to Aboriginal clients. Domestic violence and sexual assault , family law , child protection, AVOs and victims compensation.

  • Vicarious Trauma Management
    Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia offers training in managing vicarious trauma, which is the name for the negative impacts of listening to traumatic stories, including stories about sexual assault. For training in vicarious trauma management, either for individuals or organisations, call 02 8585 0333 and ask for the Training team.