It is with a heavy heart that we advise our Aboriginal Family Support service is temporarily closed until we appoint a new Aboriginal Family Support Officer. 

We have proudly supported families in Como, Karawara, Kensington, Manning, Salter Point, South Perth and Waterford since 1982 and the decision to temporarily halt the service has not been taken lightly.  

As you know, Garry Gower has managed this service for Southcare since 2001, after joining us in 1999, and is this week leaving us to pursue other opportunities.  The contribution he has made to the lives of many local families extends his incredible legacy and our very best wishes are with him. 

Southcare’s other community services continue to operate as normal. 

If you need assistance with anything related to information, education, support, advocacy, wellbeing and referral services for Aboriginal families or single people in the City of South Perth and surrounds, we encourage you to reach out to the following: 

Aboriginal Legal Service WA
1800 019 900

Centrelink (ask to speak to a social worker)

Daydawn Advocacy Centre 
9218 8035

DCP Cannington (ask for a social worker)
1800 176 888

Derbal Yerrigan (multiple locations)

Entry Point Homeless Services & Accommodation
6496 0001 or 1800 124 684

Fiona Stanley Hospital Aboriginal Health Liaison Services

Home Hub 

Housing Authority (offices in Cannington, Victoria Park, Perth and Mandurah and the Aboriginal Housing Services Officer is Coralie Michael)

Housing Direct – Housing Authority Maintenance Line
1300 137 677

Manning Library
9474 0822

Mission Australia Drug and Alcohol Youth Service
9222 6373

Moorditj Keila Community Group
6143 6020

Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services

Noongar Mia Mia (male accommodation)
9271 8711 or 1800 789 562

PCYC Kensington
9367 1282

Relationships Australia
1300 364 277

Richmond Wellbeing Mental Health Services
1800 742 466

Riverview Community Services
9416 0000

RUAH Street to Home Service
13 78 24

Salvation Army (multiple locations)

St Bartholomew’s House (emergency accommodation)
9323 5100

St. Patricks Care (emergency accommodation)
6372 4800

St Vincent De Paul Society (multiple locations)

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (funeral assist)
9358 7400

Sussex Street Community Law Service
6253 9500

Tenancy WA

WA Nils Loans
9263 2199

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre
9450 6099

We also encourage you to download the “Ask Izzy” app where you can search more than 370,000 support services. 

And of course, our caring hands here at Southcare are always available so please reach out if you need support: 

Emergency Relief
9450 6233

Financial Counselling 
9450 6233