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Women’s Support Programs

Women’s Support Programs

Wellsprings offers a number of way for socially isolated women to gain support for themselves and their family.

Home Visitation

This program involves trained volunteers who visit women in their homes to provide companionship, social support and an empathetic ear. Activities vary based on women’s personal needs and wishes. The aim is to assist women to build self-confidence, connections and possibly re-engage in the community through available and suitable programs. Wellsprings welcomes referrals from agencies and self-referrals.

For more information, please contact Ayesha Awan and the Women’s Support Team at wst@wellspringsforwomen.com or to make a referral, download and complete our HVP referral form and forward to wst@wellspringsforwomen.com

 

Parenting Support

This program is designed for mothers especially with children under 12, to support them in their parenting role by providing a range of information on early childhood development, parenting challenges for migrant and refugee mothers raising children in Australia, navigating the children’s support services system, knowing the laws on children’s safety, preparing children for school, setting boundaries, self-care, and respectful relationships.

Individual Support

Wellsprings supports women requiring one-to-one support including liaising with other services, applying for housing, accessing material aid or food, passport application, citizenship applications, or seeking individualised English literacy support in addition to classes they attend. The support provided varies depending on the women’s needs and circumstances.

Women’s Self-Care Program

Formerly known as Mentor Program, this revamped program provides women with space, time and support to connect with other women, build confidence and friendships and engage in a variety of activities designed to enhance the women’s health and wellbeing and build their resilience and emotional capacity.

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