Cowra Community Health hosted a “Meet and Greet” with local services who are involed in providing support to Domestic and Family Violence victims.
Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Acting Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Pathway Coordinator, Danielle Allen said, “The aim of getting everyone together was to create and form new realtionships and have a better understanding of each organsations or groups roles in relation to helping domestic and family violence victims”.
“This will help to ensure we can work toegther to support victims of domestic and family violence”.
Patricipating members included, the Welfare team from St Vincent de Paul, staff from the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre, Cowra’s Domestic Violence Liaison Officer from NSW Police Jessica Haertsch and Sue Rose, NSW Police Crime Prevention/ Community Safety, Penny Watt from the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service and Dallas Haynes from the CatholicCare Specialist Homelessness Service.
“The group are pictured with #cowrasaysno signs in support of the local domestic violence awareness campaign for this year White Ribbon day events”.
“The dedication of this group to create positive change for the Cowra community is amazing. Despite Cowra being a relatively small community, it has a range of services available to support people experiencing domestice and family violence.
“We would also like to make a special mention and thanks to the Cowra Hospital kitchen for providing a delcious afternoon tea for the event”, Danielle said.
If you or someone you know needs help this is a list of the local contact numbers in the Cowra area.
Cowra Local Support Networks
CINC – 6340 1100
Centrelink – 13 28 50
Court House – 6342 1933
Emeregncy Services – 000
Headspace – 6342 6186
Cowra Hospital – 6340 9000
Family Support – 6340 1100
Medical Centre – 6341 1400
Cowra Police Station – 6341 5099
Sexual Assault Services – 6361 3345
Community Health and Counselling – 6340 9100
Child Protection Helpline -132 111
Domestic Violence Crisis Line – 1800 800 098
Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 1800 250 015
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
Mental Health – 1800 011 511