Aboriginal Women’s Outreach Services

The Service also provides support to Aboriginal women and children in the community through our various Aboriginal Women’s Outreach Services within the Inner West Region of Sydney to meet the needs of clients.

  • Apprehended Violence Orders
  • Family Law
  • Aboriginal Women’s Legal
    Services/Legal Aid
  • Referral to crisis
    accomodation services
  • Women’s Health & Aboriginal
    Health Services
  • Mental Health
    Services
  • Financial management
  • Housing
  • Home visits where
    appropriate
  • Culturally appropriate
    social groups
  • Community Outreach Hubs
  • Counselling services

About AWCCS

The Aboriginal Women & Children’s Crisis Service fundamentally believes in, values and respects the rights of Aboriginal women and children in relation to a life free of violence and oppression.

The Service receives funding from the Department of communities and Justice to assist Aboriginal women and their dependent children escaping Domestic and/or Family Violence.

The Aboriginal Women & Children’s Crisis Service acknowledges the emotional, social, physical, and psychological effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people. It also recognises that the legacy of colonisation is not in the past and that it continues to impact in a myriad of ways on the lives of Aboriginal people, including their housing, health, mental health and wellbeing.

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Our Mission

We provide a safe place for Aboriginal woman and children escaping family violence. Our culturally sensitive, holistic service helps woman and children to feel safe and empowered and regain control over their lives.

Our Vision

Aboriginal woman and children are empowered, safe and free from violence.

Aboriginal Philosophy and Approach

  • We fundamentally believe in, value and respect the rights of Aboriginal woman and children in relation to a life free of violence and oppression.
  • Our service acknowledges the emotional, social, physical, and psychological of violence and intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal woman and children.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work; and pay our respects to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders both past and present.