Women's Services

This section provides information and links to women's services in Canberra.

Aleta Outreach Service for Women - supports women to access and maintain independent housing, to gain knowledge and skills in problem solving, relaxation and stress reduction.
Phone: 02 6230 5222
Beryl Women's Refuge External Link- provides crisis accommodation for women with children escaping domestic violence.
Phone: 02 6288 1622

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre External Link - provides sexual assault counselling and advocacy for women and children. Conducts community education and facilitates support groups.
24hr crisis support.
Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (24 Hrs)

Doris Women's Refuge - provides supported short and medium term accommodation and transitional support for women and children leaving domestic or family violence.
Phone: 02 6278 9999

Inanna Inc External Link - is a community that offers crisis accommodation, outreach services and support groups and workshops to women living with the effects of mental health issues.
Phone: (02) 6295 3323

Karinya House - for Mothers & Babies - provides supported accommodation, transitional housing and outreach support to mothers and babies. It also offers information, counselling, 24 hrs support, advocacy, casework and referral for pregnant women at any time before the birth of their baby and for up to three months after their baby is born.
Phone: 02 6259 8998 (24 Hrs).

Toora House External Link- provides a 24 hour service for women over 16 years, single without children and homeless for any reason.
Phone:02 6247 2399

WIREDD Women's Information, Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency - a community based service providing information, resources, counselling and outreach to minimise the harm associated with dependencies. Conducts community education on the needs of women affected by dependencies.
Phone: (02) 6248 8600

Women's Centre for Health Matters External Link - A non profit, community based organisation which works to improve women's health and well being. Phone: 02 6290 2166

Women's Health Service External Link - provides medical services, cervical screening and specialist counselling for women affected by domestic violence/trauma. Runs community education programs.
Phone: 02 6205 1078 (Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:45pm)

Women's Legal Centre External Link - provides free, confidential advice on legal issues over the phone or at appointments. Researches law reform and runs community legal advice sessions.

YWCA External Link - provides, medium term housing, community development worker for ACT housing tenants, youth services, personal support, health information, advocacy, emergency relief, needle exchange and childcare. Runs personal and professional development courses and training for women.