Projects

 

Above n Beyond Cleaning Services

The Women's Centre Social Enterprise

ceased operation on 13th February 2015 due to unforseen circumstances

Untold Stories

The Untold Stories website is a collaborative initiative between the Townsville Women's Centre and a local James Cook University Education student.  It aims to create awareness about the various issues faced by homeless women and children within the community.  It includes:

  • a fact page
  • stories from women who are/were (or are at risk of) homelessness and women who work within the homelessness service
  • contact details for those in need and
  • a potential learning project for teachers

Throughout a four week period, a local fourth year Education student interviewed women who had utilised the Townsville Women's Centre's services. The women's circumstances were different, but  all had faced homelessness at least once in their lifetime.  The women told their stories through an interview process, which was then published with their consent and perusal.  The women were happy to share their tales in order to inform the community of what it is like to experience homelessness.  The case managers and support workers at the Women's Centre also shared their experiences and stories related to working in the homelessness sector.

Human Rights Education Project

 

A small grant was received to run  a series of workshops for community workers in the regional centre of Townsville and rural centres of Charters Towers, Ayr and Ingham. These will be followed by workshops for community members in remote centres within the Burdekin, Hinchinbrook and Dalrymple Shires of North Queensland.

The workshops will increase the participants’ awareness and understanding of the human rights treaties and engage them to create an action plan for themselves and for their communities to promote the rights and freedoms recognised and declared under the seven core UN human rights treaties to which Australia is a party. The workshops will pay particular attention to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women.with a focus on the issue opf Violence against Women and Children and its impact on teh lives of women.

These workshops will include opportunities for sharing stories and information, distribute resources and encourage participation in human rights on a personal and community level.

These workshops are being run through August 2012.

Click on the words to access our publication: My Rights Your Rights Our Rights Women's Rights

Crisis numbers

24hr telephone support services available include:

DV Connect

1800 811 811

Homeless Persons
Information Centre

1800 474 753

Lifeline

131 114

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120 (until 11.30pm)

National Sexual Assault,
Domestic Family Violence
Counselling Service

1800 010 120 (1800 RESPECT)