Overview of MWSC Services Information, Referral, Advocacy & Support
The Muslim Women’s Support Centre of WA (Inc) Founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1992, the MWSC WA (Inc) is a specialised agency committed to the enhancement of the social well being of Muslim women, youth and their families. Working with the Muslim community, it aims to promote better health, self-esteem, the personal and spiritual growth of Muslim women and their families, and in cooperation with other service providers, it aspires to promote positive relationships and understanding. “ O humankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you in to nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily the most honourable of you with God is that who is righteous, God is All- Knowing, All-Aware.” (49:13)
The organisation has a management committee comprising of a core committee of four: the President, Vice-President, the Secretary and the Treasurer, who are assisted by a minimum of six other committee members. There are currently 5 paid staff (all part-time) and 20 registered volunteers.
Reflective of the multicultural society we live in, our staff, management committee, volunteers and members are of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Settlement Services Funded by DIaC, this program provides free and general settlement support, information, referral and advocacy, to best serve the needs of newly arrived refugee and humanitarian entrants. This service also includes group work and activities such as information sessions, English conversational classes etc.
Accessing government services (Centrelink payments and benefits; Homeswest housing)
Accessing English Classes
Budgeting and acessing material assistance to help with bill payments
Accessing health information and services
Assistance and referral for those experiencing family conflict or violence
Qualified Police Officers provide direct services to clientele in a more comfortable, less intimidating environment. Service available every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 3pm to 4pm at MWSC.
DoCEP Outreach Program
Qualified Education Officer from the Labour Division are available to provide information on employment rights and entitlement as well as assist those who may be experiencing problems in their current workplace .
every Wednesday 9:30am to 10:30am
Muslim Women's Support Centre of WA (Inc) Ground Floor 1127 Albany Hwy Bentley t: 08 9451 5696 m: 0421964795 e: [email_address] i: www.mwsc.com.au