Crisis & Transitional Accommodation
Zonta House Women’s Refuge provides accommodation for women over the age of 18 years (without their children), who are experiencing family and domestic violence/homelessness and crisis in their lives.
The refuge is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service and has supported more than 8,000 women over 30 years. Accommodation includes short, medium and long term housing to specific client groups, including permanent housing for women over 55 years, women with multicultural issues and women with mental health issues.
Zonta House is one of the largest women’s refuges in Perth and is one of three refuges providing accommodation for women without their children.
The Department for Child Protection and Family Services currently provide funding for 22 beds (in 3 houses).
Another 28 beds (16 units/houses) are managed by Zonta House Women’s Refuge within the Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP) and Community Housing Program (CHP) through the Department of Housing.
Positive Pathways offers a Starting Over Support program for all women moving into housing that requires furniture and household items to make a home. See more information on this service on our Starting Over Support Page.
Mental Health Services
Zonta House Refuge Association Inc works in partnership with the Mental Health Directorate at Fremantle Hospital to house women with mental health issues, the only accommodation of its kind in Western Australia.
The refuge provides an extended outreach program which provides extra support for women during their stay and after they leave.
Domestic Violence workshops
A nine week program on domestic violence issues for clients, women from other services and ex-clients and is facilitated by two social workers, (Zonta House and Fremantle Hospital) four times a year (refuges in the Fremantle area also access the program for their clients).
The refuge is responsive to changing trends in family and domestic violence and homelessness and has a strong strategic commitment to ongoing research and to provide services to meet client and community needs.
View the Zonta House Refuge Association Website for more information on this program or contact us.