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All efforts were made to ensure the information contained in the Directory is true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of the information.
Support and community services continue to operate throughout COVID-19 restrictions. Services staying open is important to make sure that women can access the support, services, and programs they need.
COVID-19 might change the way some services are delivered, for example some services might be delivered over the phone or online instead of in person or a program may be held in different location. There may also be interruptions to some services and programs at times, depending on the situation.
Please contact services directly if you would like more information about the impact of COVID-19 on service delivery.
If you are experiencing abuse through family, domestic and/or sexual violence it may be more difficult for you to reach out during COVID-19 restrictions. The crisis line phone numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and local services are also available.
The Directory aims to be inclusive of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) community and recognises that intimate partner and family violence occurs and is prevalent within these communities.
There is evidence that LGBTIQ+ people experience high levels of intimate partner and family violence, yet are less likely to report or access services.
Everyone is entitled to receive appropriate and inclusive responses and supports to deal with the effects and experience of family and domestic violence.
Although there is no specific category or service filter for LGTBIQ+ specific services within the Support and Services Directory, many services within the Directory are inclusive and some have specialised experience working with the LGBTIQ+ community.
If you are not sure where to start searching for support, please refer to the LGBTIQ+ specific resources and helplines listed below.
Living Proud is a WA based resource and support service for LGTBIQ+ people.
Q Life provides anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. The national line is open 3.00pm – 12.00pm, everyday and webchat is available.
Say It Out Loud is an online, comprehensive resource that encourages LGBTIQ+ communities to have healthy relationships, get help for unhealthy relationships and support their friends.
With Respect provides resources, tips and advice for LGTBIQ+ people on having and maintaining healthy relationships, with resources for both community members and professionals available. With Respect also provide telecounselling and support for LGBTIQ+ people of all ages and their families experiencing difficulty in their relationships including family violence.
The Directory aims to be inclusive for women with disabilities. Although there is no specific category or service filter for women with disability specific services, the services listed provide support to women with disabilities and understand the complexities women with disabilities can face when experiencing family and domestic violence. Services also understand the diversity amongst women with disabilities and that each person is unique in their own experiences.
Evidence shows that women with disabilities are at greater risk of severe forms of intimate partner violence; experience violence at significantly higher rates, more frequently, for longer, in more ways, and by more perpetrators; have considerably fewer pathways to safety; and are less likely to report experience of violence.
Women With Disabilities Australia have some useful information and resources.
If you are not sure where to start, you can contact a disability advocate service who may be able to guide you or support you to access services. Disability advocacy services include those listed below. You can also search for other advocacy agencies on Disability Gateway.
People with Disabilities Western Australia provides non-legal advocacy to people with disabilities in WA.
Developmental Disability WA support people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include Individual Advocacy, Support Coordination, Family Peer Support and a range of support, information and resources.
Explorability Inc provides high-quality services to people with disability, their families and carers throughout WA. Services include Individual Advocacy, Support Coordination and Disability Royal Commission Information.
Kin helps people from diverse backgrounds living with disability, their families and carers in WA. Services include Individual Advocacy, Self-advocacy, Disability Royal Commission Support and more.
Midlas is a community legal centre based in Midland that provides financial counselling, tenancy advocacy, disability advocacy and legal services to people throughout the North East Metro region of Perth.
Uniting WA Your Say is a free, confidential advocacy service that promotes and protects the rights of people with a disability and those who identify as having a mental health issue. It’s available to people who live in the Perth metro area.
Sussex Street Community Law Services Inc. provides NSDS Accredited advocacy service to people with disabilities, their family members and carers. The service is available to people in the regional areas of the Midwest, Goldfields/Esperance and Great Southern.
Advocacy WA is a regionally based community organisation that provides a range of individual advocacy services for people with disabilities living in the South West region.