If you are experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence we can assist you with:
Our priority is to help you find safety, security and stability by offering you:
Our approach is personalised to you and your needs. By working closely with other services we make sure you receive the assistance that best suits your situation.
We offer culturally appropriate services and welcome women and children from all cultures and backgrounds.
If you’re escaping a violent or abusive situation, we have refuges that help women on their own, as well as those with children up to 18 years of age. Whether you leave your home after packing up essentials or flee with nothing, we can help you.
Our team can assist you to find appropriate accommodation following a stay in one of our refuges. That can be short-term, transitional housing or a more stable, long-term home.
We provide free counselling for women affected by family violence, either face-to-face or on the phone. Child care for pre-school children is available during your sessions. We also have free short-term counselling sessions for children and adolescents who have experienced family violence.
Sometimes the better option for you is to remain in your home while the violent perpetrator leaves. Safe at Home provides you with a range of practical and emotional supports to keep you and your children safe in your own home.
We have several group programs to support you and your children. Circle of Security concentrates on repairing the bond between parents and children who have experienced family violence. Step Up and Speak Out aims to reduce intergenerational violence, so children don’t repeat the violence they have been exposed to. Bark is an animal assisted therapeutic group for primary school children.
We respect and welcome women and children from all cultures in our community. We also provide culturally appropriate Aboriginal services.
Family and domestic violence is when one person wants to control and have power over another. They can be an intimate partner, a parent, a child, a sibling, a carer ... anyone in your household.
Hurting you (pushing, slapping, punching, choking, kicking or pulling your hair), or threatening to hurt you, a loved one or a pet.
Controlling your money, denying or restricting access to money, stealing from you, controlling what you can and can’t buy.
Being pressured or forced into sexual activities.
Being kept isolated from family and friends, controlling where you go, who you speak to and whether you can work.
Manipulation, shouting, humiliation, telling you that you're worthless or stupid.
Denying your ability to go to your place of worship or to express your religious beliefs, cultural beliefs and values.
Someone you know may confide in you about their situation, or you may have noticed something and want to help. The most important thing you can do is to listen without judging and respect whatever decision she may make. The best support you can offer is to help her find ways to become stronger and safer.
Patricia Giles Centre is committed to building a strong community free from family and domestic violence.
For 30 years we have been providing a range of services for women and children experiencing and escaping family and domestic violence.
We are named after Patricia Giles AM, an Australian Senator for 12 years and an active and passionate advocate for community services and women’s rights. By strongly supporting the introduction of a refuge in her electorate, Patricia played a vital role in helping to get us up and running. We always strive to reflect her commitment, her wisdom and her courage.
Our work is supported by funding from the WA Department of Communities – Child Protection and Family Support, WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Federal Department of Human Services and through the generous support of our community and corporate partners, the WA Quilters Association and Rio Tinto.
By making a donation to Patricia Giles Centre you can have a direct and positive affect on the lives of families. Any donation made over $2.00 is tax deductible.You can donate here
Alternatively, you can help by volunteering your time.