our services

Our services recognise and challenge the effects of sex-role stereotyping and gender discrimination on women’s health and wellbeing. We work to empower women to determine their individual needs and to make and access evidence informed choices.

NORWACS provides affordable, high quality services including counselling; therapeutic, capacity building and social groups; clinical health services; face to face, phone and online information and referral; a safe space for women; and advocacy to improve health and wellbeing services and systems for women in the Northern Rivers region.

Our services are provided by women to women throughout their life cycle, therefore ‘women’ includes women and girls of all ages. Women are considered to be all those who experience or have experienced oppression as women, including cisgender, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, and all those who identify as women. Self-definition is at the discretion of the individual.

lismore women’s health & resource centre

Our Centre is a safe place run for women by women providing confidential, friendly health and well-being assistance for women in Lismore and surrounding areas for more than 25 years. Our services include: drop in support; intake, information and referral; in-house and outreach health promotion; a women’s health nurse clinic; generalist and rape and domestic violence counselling; and well-being groups.

WORTH

The Women’s Outreach Trauma Health service (WORTH) is an initiative by Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Incorporated (NORWACS) in response to devastating consequences for women following the natural disasters of 2022.

The WORTH team provides support to women and their children with:

• Individual counselling and therapeutic groupwork
• Trauma-informed care

WORTH works within self-determination, feminist, and climate justice frameworks.
WORTH practices cultural safety and humility.

heartfelt house

Heartfelt House provides therapeutic group programs for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse with positive outcomes for healing and recovery. It also provides support services for the family, partners and friends of survivors, as well as workshops for professionals in the community.

women in social enterprise (wise)

WISE supports the empowerment of women to overcome barriers to economic participation, employment, entrepreneurial opportunities and to achieving financial self-agency, particularly women who are disadvantaged and marginalised. This is achieved through the creation of pathways and programs to increase confidence, improve financial literacy and business skills in a safe and inclusive environment with ongoing support and mentoring.

WISE promotes flexible employment, work experience, skill sharing and networking opportunities for women.

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