COVID 19: Ruah’s services are still operating and special arrangements are in place to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.
Our community family service teams are now operating from home. This includes our Safe at Home, Belmont Safeguarding Families and Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Teams. These teams are all available by phone and email. When home visits are required our staff will maintain all social distancing measures as advised by the state government.
Our women’s refuges, Harmony and Kambarang Place, are open. As some external services have reduced their capacity there may be an extended wait time to access these services. However, our team will support you during this time.
Families, particularly women and children in high-stress home environments are at even greater risk of domestic violence and abuse right now. If you, or someone you know are in danger call 000 now. If you are feeling anxious or worried, we have put together a collection of information, advice, inspiring stories and free resources to help you stay safe and well.
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If you are 18 years or over and you or your family have been affected by family or domestic violence, Ruah can support you to begin the journey of living a safe life free from violence.
Belmont Safe Guarding Families Advocacy Service
This is a collaboration between Ruah, City of Belmont and the Belmont Police to provide information, advice, referrals, informal counselling support, risk assessment and court advocacy if you live in the City of Belmont and are experiencing domestic or family violence.
To be eligible for services at Belmont Safe Guarding Families clients need to live in the relevant catchment area. For more information please call 13 RUAH (13 7824).
Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service
Operating in the Perth south-east metropolitan corridor (Cannington to Armadale), this service works with the WA Police to effectively respond to cases where there is a high risk of continuing violence to you or your family.
If you are a woman with dependant children and you are escaping domestic violence, homelessness or are experiencing life crises, Harmony place can provide professional case management and accommodation services tailored to your family’s needs. To be eligible for services at Harmony Place, women must be aged over 18 years and have accompanying children. Please call Crisis Care on 9223 1111 to begin the referral process, this is a 24/7 number.
If you are a single Aboriginal woman who is escaping domestic violence, homelessness or are experiencing life crises, Kambarang place can provide accommodation and professional case management tailored to your personal needs. To be eligible for our services at Kambarang Place, clients must be aged over 18 years and be single Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Women with no accompanying children. Please call Crisis Care on 9223 1111 to begin the referral process, this is a 24/7 number.
My Story, My Time
By empowering women who have been affected by domestic violence to share their story, we hope to change how family violence is reported in the media, and talked about in the community.
Ruah is working with 11 inspirational Western Australian women who have been affected by domestic violence and who have taken a journey to a brighter future; a life free from violence. These women are prepared to share their story and speak about their experiences – with the media and the community. Their stories have the power to drive change.
Safe at Home
Provides case management, security advice and upgrades after the perpetrator is no longer living at the property, to make you feel safe in your home. We also provide information and referral pathways to programs promoting healing and recovery from trauma.To be eligible for services at Safe at Home, clients need to live in the relevant catchment area (South-East Corridor). For more information please call 13 RUAH (13 7824)