COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

  Community and Recreational Organisations

CATEGORY:  Women


Accommodation


Eva Kennedy Units - Specialist Homelessness Services (Corporation for Townsville Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Health Services)
Phone:  4721 1766
Email:   hbushman@taihs.net.au

Postal Address:    36 Echlin St WEST END QLD 4810

Short term emergency accommodation for women and children.
Contact  (Ms Helen Bushman)
Mob: 0417 706 757    Email: hbushman@taihs.net.au
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Iona House Young Womens Shelter - UnitingCare Community
Phone:  4775 9100 (B/H) 4773 6202 (A/H)
Email:   fiona.truntic@uccommunity.org.au

Postal Address:    PO Box 431 AITKENVALE QLD 4814
Office Hours:       8.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri

  • Iona House provides crisis accommodation for young women 16-21 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Provides a safe and secure living environment for young women to learn independent living skills.
  • Case management approach and assistance provided to access Centrelink benefits, health, education, training, employment options and other support services.
  • Residents are required to leave the shelter during the day between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
Team Leader  (Ms Fiona Truntic)
Ph: 4773 6202    Email: fiona.truntic@uccommunity.org.au
Case Worker  (Ms Kathryn Dunn)
Ph: 4773 6202    Email: kathryn.dunn@uccommunity .org.au
Disability Access:  no
Disability Toilet:     no
Catchment:           Townsville
Auspicing Body:    Uniting Care Community
Funding:               Department of Communities
Required Referral:  Uniting Care Community
Governance:          Charity
Eligibility:              Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
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Loreto Home for the Aged
Phone:  4728 3737
Fax:      4755 2924
Email:   loretonh@bigpond.com

Postal Address:    PO Box 129 TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Street Address:    20 Fulham Rd Pimlico 4812  (show map)
Office Hours:       8am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri

  • 25 bed, high-care nursing home for women
  • Assessment (Aged Care Assessment Team, ACAT) required for admittance to nursing home beds
  • Social, cultural and religious activities held regularly
Director of Care  (Ms Julie Bullen)
Ph: 4728 3737    Fax: 4755 2924    Email: loretonh@bigpond.com
Disability Access:  yes
Disability Toilet:     yes
Catchment:           Townsville
Auspicing Body:    Sisters of Mercy
Funding:               Commonwealth Govt
Governance:          Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy
Eligibility:              ACAT Assessment - High Care
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Maria House - Women's Shelter
Phone:  4729 5362
Fax:      4729 5399
Email:   maxeen.alexander@ozcare.org.au
Web:     www.ozcare.org.au

Postal / Street Address:    53 Mooney St GULLIVER QLD 4812  (show map)
Office Hours:       8am - 5pm Mon - Fri

  • Supported crisis accommodation up to 12 weeks, for single women over 18 and women and children
  • Needs assessment and support plans developed to assist with housing, health, schooling and counselling. Referrals to agency providers where necessary.
  • Transport to appointments
  • Life skills group activities i.e. budgeting, self esteem, parenting tips, meal planning
  • Recreational activities.

Support Workers' phone: 4729 5362

Coordinator  (Ms Maxeen Alexander)
Ph: 4729 5361    Fax: 4729 5399    Email: maxeen.alexander@ozcare.org.au
Disability Access:  no
Disability Toilet:     no
Catchment:           Townsville
Auspicing Body:    Ozcare
Funding:               Department of Communities
Required Referral:  self or other
Governance:          NGO
Eligibility:              Not a domestic violence shelter
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Seras - Womens Shelter
Phone:  24 hr DV Connect - 1800 811 811
Fax:      4772 0581
Email:   serasadmin@bigpond.com

Postal Address:    PO Box 1665 TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Office Hours:       24 hr access for shelter referral

Provides:

  • Crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic violence
  • Safety, support, information and assistance.
Coordinator  (Ms Lindy Edwards)
Ph: 4721 2888    Fax: 4772 0581    Email: serasadmin@bigpond.com
Disability Access:  2 units are disability accessible
Catchment:           Mt Isa to Mackay to Palm Island to Innisfail
Funding:               Supported Accommodation Program
Required Referral:  through DV Connect
Governance:          Volunteer Management Committee
Eligibility:              escaping domestic violence
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Townsville Aboriginal Womens Shelter - Flora House
Phone:  4723 5611 / 1800 811 811 (AH)
Fax:      4725 6776
Email:   cathy@yumbameta.com.au

Postal Address:    PO Box 429 AITKENVALE QLD 4814

Crisis accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children experiencing domestic violence

Disability Access:  yes
Disability Toilet:     yes
Auspicing Body:    Yumba Meta Housing Association
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Womens Centre - Nth Qld Combined Womens Services Inc
Phone:  4775 7555
Fax:      4779 2959
Email:   nqcws@thewomenscentre.org.au
Web:     www.thewomenscentre.org.au/

Postal / Street Address:    50 - 52 Patrick St AITKENVALE QLD 4814  (show map)
Office Hours:       Office: 9am - 4.45pm Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri; 9am - 12.30pm Wed

Incorporates the Townsville Sexual Assault Support Service, Womens Health Centre and Specialist Homeless Service.

A safe place for women providing the following services:

  • a drop-in space for women and their children
  • internet cafe and telephone service
  • emergency relief when available
  • crisis counselling
  • counselling for sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship, women's health and general
  • information and referral on issues of concern and interest to women
  • outreach to Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr and prison
  • Reclaim the Night.

Support Groups include:

  • Senior Women's Support Group - see separate entry
  • DV support group
  • Playgroup - Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30am - see seperate entry

Recreation groups include:

  • yoga - Mondays 12noon (free)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NQCWS

Coordinator  (Ms Cathy Crawford)
Ph: 4775 7555    Fax: 4779 2959    Email: cathy@thewomenscentre.org.au
Womens Health Counsellor  (Ms Vicki O'Brien)
Ph: 4775 7555    Fax: 4779 2959    Email: vicki@thewomenscentre.org.au
Disability Access:  yes
Disability Toilet:     yes
Catchment:           Townsville, Charters Towers, Ingham and Ayr
Funding:               SAAP & SASSP (Qld Health)
Required Referral:  self
Governance:          Management Committee
Eligibility:              female over 15 years
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Yumba Meta Housing Association Limited
Phone:  4723 5611
Fax:      4723 4855
Email:   admin@yumbameta.com.au

Postal Address:    PO Box 429 AITKENVALE QLD 4814
Street Address:    Unit 2, 565 Ross River Rd Kirwan 4817  (show map)
Office Hours:       9am - 5pm Mon - Fri

  • Provides quality, adequate housing for disadvantaged people at a reasonable rental rate
  • Independent living units for aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders
  • Provides the following SAAP Services - Women's shelter (Flora House) & Reverand Charles Harris Diversionary Centre & Dale Parker place.
Chief Executive Officer  (Mrs Dushy Thangiah)
Ph: 4723 5611    Fax: 4723 4855    Email: admin@yumbameta.com.au
Manager  (Mrs Karen Kite)
Ph: 4774 4430    Fax: 4723 4855    Email: karen@yumbameta.com.au
Meeting Times:      3rd Wednesday of each month
Disability Access:  yes
Disability Toilet:     yes
Catchment:           Townsville region
Funding:               Self-funded, FACSIA and Dept Communities
Required Referral:  Housing & Homelessness Services Qld
Governance:          board of governance
Eligibility:              Same as Public Housing Eligibility
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Thanks to the Volunteers and Staff of the Community Information Centre
Townsville Inc for the information supplied.