Wyn Carr Women’s Services at Wyn Carr House will close from 1 July 2019.
Reviews of the service and the condition of the building have recommended that it is no longer viable to retain Wyn Carr House.
We will continue our services until 30 June 2019, with new referrals being managed to ensure that all clients are provided with ongoing accommodation and support.
UnitingCare West is in discussion with the State Government about new and innovative ways to address family and domestic violence in WA, specifically to continue our Indigenous Family Violence program.
What is Wyn Carr Women’s Services?
Wyn Carr Women’s Services provide crisis accommodation and support to women seeking refuge from domestic or family violence.
At Wyn Carr Women’s Services, we work with other services to ensure the safety of women experiencing family or domestic violence. We work to ensure that those who use violence and abuse are held accountable for this choice. We provide liaison with other community and welfare services, including those associated with physical and mental health.
Who is Wyn Carr Women's Services for?
We provide safe, secure and supported accommodation for women over 18 years old, unaccompanied by children, and who have experienced, or are at risk of, family or domestic violence.
We are unable to support women accompanied by children.
How Can I get Involved?
You can contact yourself and you do not need a referral. We also take referrals from Crisis Care, family members and friends, your GP, hospitals and the police.
What is domestic violence?
Family and domestic violence occurs when someone in an intimate or family relationship attempts to gain or maintain power and control over another person. This includes a range of abusive or controlling behaviours, such as:
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Spiritual abuse
The effects of family and domestic violence
The effects on women and children are profound. Along with the possibility of serious injury or death, women often experience significant mental health issues and/or alcohol and other drug issues and it can have a major impact on their parenting role and functioning.
Other useful contacts:
Police Emergency 000
Police Operations 131 444