Women

A call out for support!

We’re looking for raffle and auction items for our annual fundraising dinner.   All funds raised will go directly to supporting women in need, especially those experiencing domestic and family violence, social isolation, and mental health challenges.

From individuals and businesses – please talk to us about how we can promote our contribution (on the night and through our social media).

For donation or suggestions, contact Miranda on 4255 6800, Facebook messenger (https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthcentre) email: mirandab@womenshealthcentre.com.au 



Women

Who cares about women in this election?

Meet the Illawarra Federal candidates and find out where they stand on issues critical to women

Vote with the right information! 

Please join us for this impoartnt forum, in person or live streamed on the Illawarra Mercury Facebook page (save the date!). 

When:     Thursday 12th May @ 6.30pm
Where:    Essay Café & Conference Centre
               11-13 Burelli Street Wollongong, (parking accessible from Stewart Street).

Moderator: Gayle Tomlinson – Editor, The Illawarra Mercury 

FREE: with finger food supplied.

To register, click here

Click on the survey link to let us know your concerns and questions: https://bit.ly/3EJvBPt

About this event

Women Illawarra, Illawarra Women’s Health Centre and The Housing Trust invite you to attend our community forum

Representing Women: Our Federal Candidates on Women’s Issues.

Candidates from the Cunningham and Whitlam electorates have been invited to present their party positions on issues that critically impact women, such as safety, gender pay gap, childcare, employment opportunities, retirement income, women’s health services and affordable housing.

There will also be an opportunity for questions from the floor.


2022 Illawarra Women’s Health Centre Dinner!

Join us for a fabulous night for a feminist cause!

We’d love for you (and your friends) to join us for a night of fun and feminism, whilst we raise much needed funds to support women.

This year we will have performances by Arunima Gupta (winner of Stars of Wollongong 2021) and Mel James as MC with more exciting names to be announced!

We are also thrilled that Lo Roberts is returning so you can dance the evening away! 

Saturday 18 June 2022, 6:30pm 
City Beach Function Centre
1 Marine Drive, Wollongong
 
MC: Melinda James
And as always, there’ll be delicious food, an auction and much fun with friends, old and new.  
 
Tickets – $130 per person
Cost includes canapes on arrival, 2 course meal and drinks

Places are limited and will sell out fast so make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment! 

Please click here to book & join us for a great night!

*For any dietary allergies or seating requests, please email us: info@womenshealthcentre.com.au


Women, Health and Wellbeing, Disability

Creative Minds Course

The Illawarra Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (IWDVCAS) and Family Advocacy Support Service (FASS) are services of Women Illawarra. 

We have 27 WDVCAS based across NSW, we’re a not-for-profit organisation. 

For those that don’t know we work in partnership with NSW Police Force, NSW Local Courts, the Department of Justice and a range of other stakeholders such as housing and health services. We service the areas between Helensburgh and Gerroa.

Our service provides women and their children with information, support, advocacy and safety planning where appropriate. We also provide referrals to other services including housing, counselling, financial assistance or health services. We work with solicitors from the Domestic Violence Unit or Domestic Violence Duty Scheme, who can provide legal advice on matters including Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs), financial advice, family law, immigration and other issues. 

Our service assists:

  • Women and their children who are or have been experiencing domestic and family violence, with their legal, social and welfare needs.
  • 16 years or older
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • Women from multi-cultural communities
  • Women living with a disability
  •  LGBTIQ women

In partnership with Kiama Community College we have created a course for women that have or/are living in domestic or family violence situations that may be living with a disability.  

This course is based around art, aromatherapy and photography and they will receive RPL at the end of the course.

If you have any clients that may be interested in this course please contact us via email or phone. Alternatively your client can contact us and we can complete all the paperwork to get her enrolled in the course.  

Rebecca Moulds
Domestic & Family Violence Specialist
Illawarra Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service [IWDVCAS]

T: 02 4229 4604 

E: rebecca@womenillawarra.org.au  

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday – 9:30am-5:30pm, Thursday 8am-4pm


Women

YWCA Encore

YWCA Australia’s free Encore breast cancer exercise and information program supports women who have experienced breast cancer to restore mobility, flexibility and confidence. Encore can help you strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders and chest, regain mobility, and improve your general fitness. Based around land and pool exercises and information sessions, Encore is safe, fun and therapeutic. The water resistance exercises can be tailored to suit individual capacity, and the warm water relaxes and relieves affected muscles.

We know that after surgery, many women experience fatigue, numbness, pins and needles, loss of mobility, and discomfort in their upper bodies. Encore can help relieve these treatment side effects through exercise.

YWCA Encore aims to help you:

  • improve mobility and flexibility in your arms and shoulders
  • relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing as a result of surgery
  • reduce the potential risk of lymphoedema or manage existing lymphoedema

Importantly, Encore also focuses on mental health and wellbeing with a focus on body image, self-esteem and reducing stress and tension. 

Find a Program | YWCA encore – Link To Website

Contact us for more information about YWCA Encore: 

TEXT:    your name and the Suburb in which you would like to attend a program, to 0449 904 011

EMAIL:  encore@ywca.org.au

CALL:    0449 904 011