Well Women and Their Children's Health Program 

The Well Women and Their Children’s Health Program ( WWATCH ) is a community driven initiative developed from discussions with Elders about their concern regarding the wellbeing of women and children in the community. It also aims to ‘Close the Gap‘ in health status by improving the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of mothers and their children.

 

The WWATCH Program provides a culturally safe and confidential support service to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women and Their Children. Support is also provided to non-Aboriginal Women with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Children.

Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Futures 

WWATCH provides support to community members through: 

 

  • Personal Support

  • Advocacy

  • Referrals to appropriate services:–Indigenous Regional Services, Mainstream Services

  • Assists with Housing      Applications

  • Court Support

  • Justice System / Corrections

  • Department of Health & Human Services

  • Transport to appointments (other than DWECH medical related)

  • Education – including Enrollments for Kindergarten and Primary School

  • Medical issues and appointments 

How to be involved with WWATCH

You can self-refer by making a phone call to any of our team members or call into the Dhauwurd Wurrung Officer at any time.  You can also be referred by another service provider to the WWATCH Program.

We have an Intake process which we complete together, outlining the support and services you require and to set goals which with your Support Worker and with services in place you aim to achieve.

Community engagement is a focus of the WWATCH Program All ATSI Women & Children are encouraged to attend Dhauwurd Wurrung events – transport can be provided.

Women’s Group

 

Women's Group is held every Wednesday, Including School Holidays. 


It is a planned activity day which is open to ALL Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women, plus Their Children (if aged 0 – 4) 

Lunch and Transport Provided. 

Contact Us:

We can be contacted

during business hours

8.30 am – 4. 30 pm

Monday-Friday

Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service Inc. 

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18 Wellington Road, Portland Victoria 3305 

Tel: 03 55217535