Women's Health West

  1. About this service

    Women’s Health West (WHW) is the women’s health service for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne that is committed to improving equity and justice for women. They deliver family violence services and undertake health promotion actions.

    To escape family violence, phone 9689 9588 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email fvassist@whwest.org.au. To speak to someone outside of business hours, contact Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188. If you are in immediate danger call the police on 000.

    Outreach support
    Outreach support workers provide free face-to-face or telephone support by giving you information and assistance that may help you decide for yourself what to do.

    Some of the ways our outreach service could help you include:

    Information and referrals

    Outreach workers can link you to services that can help you and your children. These include:

    • Centres against sexual assault
    • Children’s services
    • Free or low-cost counselling
    • Refuges
    • Housing services
    • Financial counsellors
    • Services for men who use violence and wish to change their behaviour

    Case management
    An outreach worker can provide you with emotional support, crisis and practical support, information and referrals to other services and help you make a safety plan.  Outreach workers support women and children for a maximum of a couple of months and will link you with other services if you need longer-term support.

      • Service name

        Women's Health West

      • Service address

        317-319 Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011
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      • Phone

        9689 9588

      • Fax

        9689 3861

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service area

        Footscary and surrounding areas

      • Service hours

        Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

      • Interpreters

        Available on request

      • Service type


      • Service for

        Young People Women

      • Disability access


      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length


      • Funding limit?


      • Who can refer


      • Referral mode

        In person via the phone

      • Point of intake

        Office administration

      • Emergency referral and intake process

        Domestic Violence Crisis Line phone 9322 3555 or 1800 015 188

  2. Women's Health West