Women & Children
Many families come to the area for a fresh start and are often isolated. These programs help support and maintain their cultural identity as Indigenous people and connection to culture.
About The Indigenous Women and Children Program
Community women can engage with the program around their specific health needs, but will also be linked in with other networks and referrals. The program can also work with children and youth to ensure the needs of the family are considered.
- Women’s specific Indigenous issues which strengthen cultural identity and connection
- MH + AOD support
- Support for pregnant women
- Family violence support especially links with Star Health’s family violence program
- Ongoing women’s group providing both cultural and health education
- Teamwork with other IAEP workers
What can I expect from this service?
- We will provide services that are cultural sensitive to the Aboriginal community.
- As Star Health provides a wide range of health services, we can link you with the service(s) that are most suitable for your needs.
What does Star Health do that’s different?
- We have a dedicated Indigenous Access team of staff.
- As Star Health is a leading provider of a full range of health and wellbeing services, we ensure a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach to best meet your needs.
- All our staff are highly experienced and qualified professionals.
How do I access Indigenous Women and Children Program?
People who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander can access this service. It is available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. The service may be delivered at the Star Health site in St Kilda and in the community.
How much will it cost?
This service is free of charge.
Call 9525 1300 and ask to speak to the Indigenous Access Coordinator.