Have you recently been sexually assaulted?


How WestCASA can help

Counselling to help you deal with your feelings about what has happened and any concerns or problems you may have because of the assault.

Information about common difficulties people experience after an assault and how to manage these.

Information about your legal options.

Assistance with the legal process such as liaising with police, preparing to be a witness and organising support for you in court.

Referrals to doctors who are sensitive to the needs of someone who has been sexually assaulted.

Counsellors who will listen, believe and support you.

Do you support Marriage Equality?
Here is how to make your vote count

You need to make sure you are enrolled to vote with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
> You can enrol here

You need to check your details to make sure your address is up to date.
> You can do this here

If you are going to be out of the country you will need to register as an overseas voter and provide an overseas address.
> Find out more about this here

You are eligible to enrol if you:
• are an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject,
• aged 18 years and over, and
• have lived at your address for at least one month.

To participate in the survey you need to be enrolled by 6pm on 24 August 2017.

Envelopes will be posted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from 12 September 2017.

Don’t put glitter in your envelope as it will make your vote invalid.

Responses will be due by 7 November 2017 and a result announced on 15 November 2017.

The vote is voluntary and will not be binding on the Government.

Brilliant new video - Kiah’s story...

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (FVPLS) Victoria is proud to launch a Victorian State Government funded video which talks to Koori youth about healthy relationships.

The animated video points out that unhealthy behaviours can happen in any relationship. The important thing is to draw on the strength of your support network.

> FVPLS Facebook Page

Events Calendar

Trauma Sensitive Yoga – Term 3

8 weeks: 24 July – 11 September
Yarraville Yoga Centre offers a women only yoga course for survivors of trauma. The emphasis in a trauma sensitive yoga class is to create a safe, predictable and non-judgmental space in which survivors can look into, explore and befriend their bodies again.

> > Full details

6th Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit – 2017

Pre-Summit Workshop: 21 August
Summit: 22 & 23 August
Post-Summit Workshop: 24 August
Venue: Primus Hotel, Sydney
WestCASA is committed to the safety of all children in the community. We recognise our specific legal and duty of care obligations to mitigate the risk of harm to young people aged 12 to 18 years who use our service directly and younger children as siblings and family members of adult service users. WestCASA has systems, policies and processes that ensure we are a child safe organisation.