Desert Blue Connect unites the Women’s Health Resource Centre and Chrysalis Support Services into a new organisation. Using their combined strength, connection and engagement with the community, Desert Blue Connect provides safe and inclusive services. They open their doors to the community and can connect you with services to meet your individual requirements.
Desert Blue Connect provides services that include women’s health, family violence, primary prevention and crisis accommodation for women and children.
Women’s Health –
The Desert Blue Connect Women’s Health program offers a range of health and wellbeing services that are provided free or at low cost to women in the community. Medical services including female GP, Pap smear clinic and general nurse consults. Also available is individual women’s counselling and unplanned pregnancy counselling.
Family Violence Response –
Desert Blue Connect provide a range of family violence counselling, outreach and advocacy services available to women, children and men with the following services offered free to clients –
- Sexual assault counselling
- Child sexual assault therapeutic counselling and support
- Relationship and family violence counselling
- Family violence advocacy and support
- Family violence outreach service
- Local support co-ordination – response and proactive outreach
- Family violence intervention service – Barndimalgu Court
Primary Prevention –
At Desert Blue Connect they are driven by a pursuit in supporting change by providing education and awareness by
- Health promotion
- Community education and events
- Community, Respect and Equality Project
- Child Protection and Abuse Prevention Teacher Training.
Crisis Accommodation for Women and Children –
Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge offers safe and supported short term accommodation (up to 3 weeks) for women and their children who are escaping violence or at risk of being homeless as a result of crisis.
Make an appointment with Desert Blue Connect to access their FREE or low cost services by calling 9964 2742 or by coming into the office at 25 Chapman Road in Geraldton. A referral isn’t required but they do encourage you to bring a friend or family member to support you.
Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge – 9964 2173
Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1800 16 789