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Women’s Refuge

Operation and maintenance of the only Women’s Refuge within the Gascoyne region, a purpose built modern facility for women and women with children of all cultures. 89% of refuge clients are of Aboriginal descent and are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to family/domestic violence. A large proportion of women clients are themselves the victims of sexual abuse as well as their children, and services have already been provided to assist with healing, treatment and legal recourse as required. One example of an innovative recovery and healing program that utilized weekly recreation activities for women and their children was successfully run in 2009.