COVID-19 may lead to increased rates of family violence with additional risks for women and children, particularly with the introduction of necessary movement restrictions and isolation measures.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, please be assured that Djinda Service is still operating, but may provide support in different ways as required under health directives.
Djinda Service is continuing to deliver family violence support services during this unprecedented and difficult time. To access support for you and your family please call us on 6164 0650.
Who are we?
Relationships Australia WA and the Women’s Legal Service WA are working together to deliver Djinda Service.
We provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Perth metropolitan area who have experienced family violence and/or sexual assault. We are Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women, mothers and sisters who care about the future of Aboriginal communities. We have personal and professional experience and understanding of family violence.
Djinda is a Noongar word meaning ‘star’. The stars represent us as women who guide our families, shine brightly, survive against the odds and are strong in our determination to keep our families safe.
How can we help?
In addition to face-to-face meetings and support to attend appointments, we provide advocacy, referrals and practical support including:
- Help with crisis accommodation, Centrelink and child protection
We provide legal advice and some representation in the following areas:
- Family violence restraining orders
- Current child protection matters
- Victims’ compensation where it relates to family violence
- Family law (parenting and divorce only)
We also provide community education and information to raise awareness and as a way of preventing family violence.
How much will it cost?
Nothing. Djinda Service is free.
How do I contact Djinda Service?
Call us on 6164 0650 or use the email form below.
Djinda Service is located on Railway Pde, West Leederville WA 6007