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Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses is a specialised program that aims to prevent homelessness for women and children affected by family and domestic violence.

Please note that at the end of 2018 this program’s funding is not renewed.  Accordingly we are currently not accepting new clients but will continue to provide one off assistance and legal advice up until December 2018.

By working in partnership with Tenancy WA and Street Law WA we together provide integrated legal and support services to resolve the complex tangle of issues family violence tends to create. Those issues can include:

  • family law
  • child support
  • child protection
  • debt
  • injuries compensation
  • criminal proceedings
  • tenancy
  • business and employment

How does it work?

Often a woman affected by family violence has to access a variety of services for help with a whole raft of legal and practical issues.  By providing a support worker who uses an integrated case managed approach, Safe as Houses provides a more efficient, holistic and ultimately more effective way to resolve issues.

Supported by partnerships with UnitingCare West, the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Safe as Houses is funded through the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants program and Lotterywest until December 2018.

For more information on Safe as Houses, please contact us.

The latest news & insights

End of Year Office Closure

17 December 2018 News

Please note that Women’s Legal Service WA will be closed from 1pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019 If you need assistance during this time, you can contact: Legal Aid WA Infoline – on 1300 650 579 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline (including for referral to a women’s …

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2017-2018 Annual Report

28 November 2018 News

At its annual general meeting on Thursday 15 November, WLCWA launched is annual report for the 2017-2018 year.  This report showcases the outstanding work carried out during the preceding year by the dedicated staff and volunteers of WLCWA. WLCWA Annual Report 2017-18

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