Always call 000 if you are in danger and need of urgent assistance
Link 2 Home - 1800 152 152 for immediate homelessness support
GLWS 02) 6555 9835 accept referrals for all women and children in need of shelter in the Great Lakes area.
Womens Community Shelters network of our sister shelters across the Sydney region
1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Hotline - 1800 65 64 63
Lifeline - 13 11 12
Mid Coast Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service - 02) 6551 3356
The Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service- 02) 6539 3400
Great Lakes and Manning Youth Homelessness Service - 02) 6551 6996
Great Lakes Neighbourhood Service - 02)6555 4351
Homebase Youth Services - 6555 5622
Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service - 02) 6555 6271
Salvation Army Tuncurry - 02)6554 6101
Catholic Care - 02) 6539 5900
My Midcoast - Community Directory - for all your local support services - https://www.mycommunitydirectory.com.au
E-Safety for women - https://www.esafety.gov.au/women
Daisy App - https://www.1800respect.org.au/daisy/
Arc App - https://www.arc-app.org.au/
Penda App - https://penda-app.com/
1800 Respect -
My Housing -(Previously FaCS Housing)
Child Protection Helpline
Self care apps
Calm app - https://www.calm.com/
Parenting help apps and resources
Love Talk Play Sing app - http://ltsrp.resourcingparents.nsw.gov.au/home/resources
Deadly Tots app -
Kidsafe NSW https://www.kidsafensw.org
We aim to have the shelter feel as close to an ordinary home as possible.
The two GLWS residential homes include a shared kitchen, dining, lounge room, laundry and bathroom.
Each resident has their own room which is shared with their own children.
Residents agree to the conditions of stay, which are designed to promote safety, harmony and security for all residents past, present and future.
Residents attend regular house meetings which helps to maintain a stable home, discuss shared cleaning rosters and resolve any issues.
Case workers and residents work together to develop case plans to meet individual needs.
Areas specifically addressed are housing support as a priority, other areas may be referrals for financial, medical, counselling, parenting support.
Due to the nature of our staffing, we are presently unable to support women with un-managed drug and/or alcohol addictions, un-managed mental health issues.
Some of the support you can receive at the shelter:
We offer Outreach support to all of our previous residents to support them through the challenges of healing and starting over after homelessness and experiencing domestic violence
We offer multiple support groups in Forster and Tuncurry to the families who have been in the shelter before.
As well as our new program Sistas Standing Strong which is a group for Indigenous women and children in our community.
Great Lakes Womens Shelter staff have a vision of helping local women and children of the Worimi Community to be empowered to help other women and children stand strong together and keep their culture alive through our Sistas Standing Strong program.
Bookings not essential, however preferred for catering purposes on
0400 919 184
This group is open to all Indigenous women and their children, not only for women who have accessed support from us before.
The group will be working on a community art project that will be supported by local Aboriginal artists, cultural walks and education by respected community elders, smoking cleansing ceremonies, past knowledge and stories by elders and much more.
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