Cawarra Women's Refuge
Provides crisis accommodation primarily, but not exclusively for Aboriginal women with children, escaping domestic violence. All workers are Aboriginal. Length of stay depends on need. Cannot accept boys aged 12+.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Calls diverted to on call case worker after hours
This refuge has a silent phone number. Initial contact is via 24 Hour Domestic Violence Line
Phone: 1800 656 463 (24 Hour Domestic Violence Line)
Mail: PO Box 730, Kingswood 2747
Penrith Women's Refuge Inc
Provides crisis accommodation, referral, crisis counselling and support to women and dependent children escaping domestic violence. Also provides information and referrals on housing, legal issues, welfare, health and children referrals.
Hours: 24 hours
Ph: 1800 656 463 (24 Hour Domestic Violence Line)
Mail: PO Box 55, Penrith 2751
Penrith Women’s Resource and Drop-In Centre
Information on domestic violence, support to women and children experiencing or escaping domestic violence. Referral and groups run on D/V and a social/interest group.
Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-4:30pm
Ph: (02) 4721 8973
Fax: (02) 4721 8777
Mail: PO Box 55, Penrith 2751
Penrith Women's Health Centre
Provides a broad range of women's health services including women's health clinic & complementary therapies (naturopathy, acupuncture, massage), counselling, 6 monthly group work program, library, information and referral.
The women's health clinic, naturopathy and acupuncture services can include sexual and reproductive health advice and referral. Free legal advice by a solicitor from Women's Legal Services.
Hours: Mon Tue Thu Fri 9:30am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm, Wed by appointment only
Ph: (02) 4721 8749
Fax: (02) 4731 1438
Location: cnr Henry St and Station St, Penrith 2750
Mail: PO Box 4094, Penrith Plaza 2750
Nepean Young Pregnancy Support
A group for young women who are pregnant or about to give birth.
The group meets Tuesday mornings of the school term and has guest speakers on topics relevant to young people. This group is free to attend and you are welcome to bring family, friend, parent, support person or your partner.
Where: Meetings held at The Warehouse Youth Health Centre, 13 Reserve St, Penrith
Time: 10am - 12pm
From more information call: Laura on (02) 4729 0442 or Rebecca (02) 9673 3908
Provides counselling and support for women who are pregnant, parents who are in need of support with children 0-3 years, family or friends of a woman who is pregnant who they have concerns about, grief issues from a past pregnancy and pregnancy choices.
Ph: (02) 4721 5331
Fax: (02) 4731 4697
Location: St Nicholas of Myra School grounds, Higgins St, Penrith NSW 2750
Mail: PO Box311, Penrith NSW 2751
Women’s Social Group
We meet Monday Mornings during the School Term
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: At the Arts & Crafts Studio Located in the St Marys Corner, Cnr Mamre Rd& Grt Western Hwy, Entrance via Swanston St
New Comers Welcome
For more information call us on 9673 2169
Last Updated: November 2012
Please contact the service for more information
All details are subject to change without notice