Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations

Agency name

Phone

Website

Indigenous Employment Initiatives 9608 0900 Visit the website
Margaret Tucker Hostel for Girls– support and accommodation for aboriginal girls 15 – 18 years and their children. 9482 1161 Visit the website
Raise Children Strong in Culture 9489 8099 Visit the website
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) 9471 1855 Visit the website
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service 9419 3888 or 1800 064 865 Visit the website
Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place Outreach Services Wyndham– Medical, allied health – counselling, psychology, podiatry, diabetes, physoptherapy, Health promotion progams and family support 8742 3144 Visit the website
Wadja Aboriginal Family Place – Royal Childrens Hospital– a culturally sensitive service for ATSI children and their families 9345 6111 Visit the website
Elizabeth Hoffman House– women’s refuge for escaping family violence 9482 5744 Visit the website
Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Ltd., 9484 5310 Visit the website

Churches

Agency Name

Phone

Website

Uniting Church of Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Visit the website
UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania 9251 5262 Visit the website
Crossroads UnitingCare 9742 6452 Visit the website
UnitingCare Hoppers Crossing 9748 8700 Visit the website
UnitingCare Altona Meadows 8368 2785 Visit the website

Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations

Agency Name

Phone

Website

AMES– Settlement and adult multicultural education and job network 8744 011 Visit the website
Foundation House 9388 0022 Visit the website
Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service 9898 3145 Visit the website
The New Hope Foundation– Refugee Resource Centre Visit the website
Werribee Community and Education Centre– Range of programs including part time community ESL classes for anyone over 15 years. 9742 4013 Visit the website

Disability support

Agency Name

Phone

Website

Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service 9731 5100 Visit the website

Drug and Alcohol

Agency Name

Phone

Website

DAS WEST Western Hospital– Drug & alcohol detox, counselling 8345 6682 Visit the website
Direct Line– counselling, information and referral 1800 888 236 Visit the website
Drug & Alcohol Advisory Service 9416 3611 Visit the website
Family Drug Help Line 1300 660 068 Visit the website

Emergency Relief

Agency name

Phone

Website

Laverton Community Centre 9369 4866 Visit the website
Salvation Army – Werribee 9731 1344 Visit the website
St. Vincent de Paul – mobile service 1300 305 330 Visit the website
South Western Christian Church, Hoppers Crossing– food parcels only 9748 9177 Visit the website
South Western Christian Church – lighthouse emergency relief – Laverton 9931 0889 Visit the website
Werribee Baptist Church– food parcels only 9749 3166 Visit the website

Family Support Organisations

Agency name

Phone

Website

Anglicare Victoria – Werribee– Range of youth & family services 9731 2500 Visit the website
Caroline Chisholm Society 9370 5122 Visit the website
Lifeworks 9974 3200 Visit the website
Melbourne City Mission Visit the website
Child Protection Society 9450 0928 Visit the website
Bethany Family Support 5278 8122 Visit the website
McKillop Family Services  Visit the website
Salvation Army 9731 1344 Visit the website
Western Child First– A coordinated entry point to Family Services in the local government areas of Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley and Melbourne. It is managed by Anglicare Victoria – Yarraville 1300 775 160 Visit the website

Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Agency name

Phone

Website

Family Violence Crisis Outreach Service 9689 9588 Visit the website
Lifeworks– counselling and support 9654 7360 Visit the website
Men’s Referral Service 9428 2899 or 1800 065 973 Visit the website
West Centre Against Sexual Assault (WestCASA)– counselling, information and support 9687 5811 Visit the website
Women’s Health West 9689 9588 Visit the website
Women’s Information and Referral Service (WIRE)– a state-wide free and confidential information, support and referral service for Victorian women. Services include:

1300 134 130 Visit the website
McKillop Family Services– support groups 9689 4799 Visit the website

Government Departments

Agency name

Phone

Website

Centrelink 132717 Visit the website
Consumer Affairs Victoria 1300 55 81 81 Visit the website
Department of Human Services Visit the website
Office of Housing 9312 5022 Visit the website
Victoria Police Visit the website
Wyndham Council 9742 0777 Visit the website

Health

Agency name

Phone

Website

ISIS Primary Care – Hoppers Crossing 8734 1400 Visit the website
ISIS Primary Care – Altona Meadows 8368 3000 Visit the website
Royal Children’s Hospital– kids health info. for parents Visit the website
Tweddle Family & Child Health 9689 1577 Visit the website
Werribee Mercy Hospital 9216 8888 Visit the website
Western Region Community health 8398 4100 Visit the website
Women’s Health West 9689 9588 Visit the website

Housing

Agency name

Phone

Website

Habitat for Humanity 9872 3530 Visit the website
Homelessness Advocacy Service (HAS)– information about your rights, how to make a complaint and advocacy. 1800 066 256 Visit the website
Office of Housing (see Government Departments above) Visit the website
The Social Housing Advocacy and Support Program (SHASP)– for people in public housing who need support 9312 5799 Visit the website
Yarra Community Housing (formerly Metro West)– Front Door Service for all Housing enquiries/referrals. Freecall1800 825 955Footscray Office
9689 2777
Visit the website
Youth Housing (See Youth services below)
Merri Outreach support Service 9359 5493 Visit the website

Interpreters

Agency name

Phone

Website

Victorian Translating and Interpreting Service (VITS) 9359 5493 Visit the website

Legal

Agency name

Phone

Website

Wyndham Legal Service 9741 0198 Visit the website

Magistrates Courts

Agency name

Phone

Website

Werribee 9974 9300 Visit the website
Sunshine 9300 6200 Visit the website
Family Court – Melbourne 1300 352 000 Visit the website

Mental Health

Agency name

Phone

Website

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 Visit the website
North West Adult Mental Health Service Visit the website
WR Health Centre – Werribee Outreach 9731 8600 Visit the website
See also Youth Services below

Neighbourhood Renewal

Agency name

Phone

Website

Heathdale Neighbourhood Renewal Program 8742 3125 Visit the website

Training, Education and Employment

Agency name

Phone

Website

CRS Australia 9731 5100 Visit the website
tracy the placement people Visit the website
South Western Christian Church 9748 9177 Visit the website
WISE Employment 9742 3300 Visit the website

Youth

Agency name

Phone

Website

Frontyard Youth Services– help with accommodation, Centrelink, counselling, dental, employment, family reconciliation, health, legal 9611 2411 or 1800 800 531 Visit the website
Headspace– for 12 – 25 year olds experiencing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues. 9091 8222 Visit the website
Hobons Bay Youth Services Visit the website
Isis Primary Care Youth Health Service Visit the website
Kids Help Line  1800 551 800 Visit the website
Open Family Australia – Wyndham Visit the website
Orygen Youth Health– mental health service for young people under 25 years 1800 888 320
1800 445 511
Visit the website
Poisons Information Centre 131126 Visit the website
The Action Centre (Family Planning Victoria)– Information, education, counselling, medical services and referral for young people under 25 years with concerns about contraception, sexuality and gender issues, pregnancy, secual decision making, sexual abuse, relationships and STI’s 9742 8155 Visit the website
Wyndham Youth Resource Centre Visit the website
Wyndham Legal Service– free legal advice for people 25 and under Visit the website
YSAS Line– Information, support and referral to drug treatment or other youth specific drug and alcohol services. 1800 014 446 Visit the website
YAODS Wyndham– counselling, education and prevention programs to decrease drug and alcohol use in young people between 12-25 9742 8155 Visit the website