Services for Specific Populations

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women LBTQI Women

Migrant and Refugee Women Older Women

Women from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Background

Aboriginal Family Violence Services

Service
Contact Number
Safer Pathways (Richmond/Tweed) – Aboriginal Specialist Worker 1300 720 606
Clarence River Women’s Refuge and Outreach Services – Aboriginal Specialist Worker 02 6642 4955
Goonellabah Child and Family Health Centre – Aboriginal Women’s Domestic Violence Worker 02 6625 0111

Aboriginal Women’s Legal Services

Service
Contact Number
Indigenous Women’s Legal Contact Line 1800 639 784 (freecall)
Warringa Baiya Aboriginal Legal Centre 1800 686 587 (freecall)
Aboriginal Legal Service: Lismore 02 6623 4400
Grafton 02 6640 1400

Aboriginal Medical Services

Service
Contact Number
Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (Grafton) 02 6643 2199
Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service (Ballina) 02 6681 5644
Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (Casino) 02 6662 3514
Jullums Aboriginal Medical Service (Lismore) 02 6621 4366
Bugalwena General Practice (Tweed Heads) 07 5513 1322

Aboriginal Family Workers

Service
Contact Number
Maclean Community Health Family Support Worker 02 6640 0123
Bugalwena Aboriginal Health Service (Tweed Community Health) 07 5506 7597
Goonellabah Child and Family Health Centre 02 6625 0111
Buyinbin Family Supports Program (Casino) 02 6662 3599
Bunjum Ballina Child and Family Centre 02 6681 1540
Rekindling The Spirit (Lismore) 02 6622 5534
Ballina Community Health AMIHS 02 6686 8977
Casino Community Health AMIHS 02 6662 4444
Grafton Community Health Family Support Worker/ AMIHS 02 6640 2402
Lismore Community Health AMIHS 02 6620 7687

 

Migrant and Refugee Women

Service
Contact Number
Community Relations Commission (CRC) Language Services 1300 651 500 (24/7)
Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS) 13 14 50 (24/7)
Health Care Interpreting Services (HCIS) 1800 674 994 (24/7)
Immigrant Women’s Speakout 02 9635 8022
Auburn Diversity Services 02 9649 6955
Legal Aid Immigration Service 02 9219 5790
Refugee and Immigration Legal Service 07 3846 9300

LBQTI Women

ACON Northern Rivers provides free counselling services to people from the LBQTI community affected by domestic and family violence.

To make an appointment contact: 02 6622 1555 or 1800 633 637 (freecall)

ACON also provides a state-wide confidential fee-based counselling (up to 12 sessions) for LBQTI people experiencing domestic and family violence: 02 9206 2000

Abuse Against Older Women

For information about specialist support services for elders experiencing abuse, please contact the Northern Elder Abuse Collaborative representative at St Carthages Community Care on 02 6620 0000 or  haccassist@stcarthages.org.au

Aged Services Emergency Teams (ASET) are multidisciplinary teams comprising Nursing and Allied Health practitioners experienced in aged care. These Teams target people aged 70 and over who access Emergency Departments. ASET teams are located at The Tweed Hospital and Lismore Base Hospital.