The United Muslim Women Association Incorporated is a Community based Welfare Organization established in 1983 to cater to the Welfare, Social, Education, Religious and Recreational needs of Muslim Women of all backgrounds. The Association, through its members and staff provide a wide range of services to Muslim Women such as counselling, information and referrals, advocacy and crisis accommodation.
Muslim Women Support Centre (MWSC)
The Muslim Women Support Centre has been in operation since 1988. The project was set up by the Muslim Women Association after funding was granted by the Department of Family and Community Services, previously known as Department of Community Services. The service is funded by the State and Federal Government under SAAP (Supported Accommodation Assistance Program).
The service emphasises the right of women to have access to information and to be aware of their rights under both Islamic and Australian Law.
MWSC has been used as a model in other overseas countries and the work carried out by our Centre has received a lot of acknowledgements and support from all level of government and non-government services and the community.
MWSC is a non-profit service that offers non institutional, non-judgmental programs and activities. MWSC operates 24 hour crisis/supported accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence or in crisis.
MWSC operates within the framework of Islamic Principles. The philosophy of MWSC is to provide a quality service where women and children can feel safe, secure and be encouraged to gain information and access to resources that allow them to feel empowered to make decisions pertaining to them and therefore take control of their lives.
Our intake criteria is NON discriminatory and ensures access to services for women and children escaping domestic violence, regardless of ethnicity; fluency in English; cultural beliefs; financial hardships; immigration status.
Most referrals come to us via Government and non government agencies. Self referrals can be made by contacting our social support workers directly.
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