Our Services

The Centre will offer long-term holistic and comprehensive support to women impacted by domestic, family, and sexual violence. We provide wrap-around services to ensure the best level of care for women on their road to recovery and healing. 


We believe the best pathway to healing and recovery is though long-term, wraparound and highly practical support to meet clients’ holistic needs. This includes, but is not limited to, safety planning, health, legal, financial, housing and employment support.


We provide specialist domestic, family and sexual violence counselling to help on your journey to long-term healing and recovery. Our team of counsellors have an extensive understanding and training in trauma and violence informed care and our Centre seeks to provide a culturally safe place for women of all backgrounds.  We offer a range of counselling options including, but not limited to, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

Therapeutic group work

Facilitating strong social networks is critical for recovery. As the experience of domestic, family and sexual violence can be very isolating, our therapeutic group work focuses on providing education and support in a safe group setting, led by a qualified practitioner to help women gain knowledge and skills as well as form connections in their healing.

Community-based group work

Our community-led groups will help to generate a sense of community and connection amongst women through peer support groups centred around activities such as cooking, arts, yoga and more.

Other support services (coming soon):

Other wellbeing services (coming soon):

  • Massage

  • Exercise physiology

  • Creative expression support

  • Cultural mentoring

  • Multicultural support

  • Sensory room

Acknowledgement of Country

The Illawarra Women’s Trauma Recovery Centre is situated on the land of the Dharawal Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to Elders past and present for they hold the memories, traditions and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. 

This land is, was, and always will be traditional Aboriginal land. We acknowledge that we work in the context of generations of resilient, strengths-based, holistic resistance to violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We commit to actively supporting and promoting the voices of Aboriginal people and organisations in our work. We fully support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.