Partnership Services

Canterbury City Community Centre works in partnership with many other Organisations and Government agencies to provide services and activities to our communities of interest. Some of our Partners outreach their services at the Centre.

Inner Western Sydney Financial Counselling Service

Financial Counselling is for people going through financial hardship and who might be worried about how to pay their bills and debts. The Financial Counsellor can help you assess your current financial situation, assist you to prepare a money plan, provide you with options to improve your situation (possibly including arrangements with creditors or advocacy), provide information about debt collection, bankruptcy and Centrelink entitlements, and provide you with information and referrals to local services.

The Inner Western Sydney Financial Counselling Service is free and confidential. The Service is provided through a partnership between  Metro Assist and Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services and is funded by NSW Fair Trading.

Appointments are made on Thursdays at our main Office at 130 Railway Pde Lakemba by phoning 9750 9344.

Lakemba Women's Health Clinic

The Lakemba Women’s Health Clinic was established as a partnership between Canterbury City Community Centre, Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre and Medicare Local.

The Clinic operates on Wednesdays from the Centre’s offices at 130 Railway Pde Lakemba and aims to improve the health and well being of women in the local area by offering greater access to preventative health and health screening services.

Women are seen by appointment for women’s health issues including cervical screening, breast health, contraception advice, menopause advice, pelvic floor assessment, sexually transmitted infections and safe sex advice, preconception and pregnancy assessment, cardiovascular risk factors and assessment, screening for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose, exposure to tobacco, domestic violence assessment, emotional health and well being, post natal check ups, unplanned pregnancy, post termination checks, and referrals are provided to recommended general practitioners, health and community services.

The Clinic is staffed by a women’s health nurse employed by Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Clinic. The service is free and confidential.

For more information about Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre visit their website www.lwchc.org.au or phone 9560 3011.

Appointments can be made by phoning the Centre on 9750 9344.

Red Cross Migration Support Program

The Red Cross Migration Support Program provides support to people who have arrived in Australia seeking protection. The Red Cross works with people regardless of how they arrived in Australia and regardless of their immigration status. This Service holds that everyone deserves the right to dignity and respect. Asylum seekers can face extreme hardship and uncertainty about the future. The program is designed to provide support and opportunities for asylum seekers while they resolve their immigration status.

Jo Wirihana, Support Worker, Migration Support Programs Redcross is available every Tuesday for appointments. To organise a time, you can call the Centre on 9750 9344, Email jwirihana@redcross.org.au  or Tel +61 2 8265-3085 

STARTTS

The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) is offering an Outreach counselling service at our Railway Parade Office each Friday between 9 am and 4 pm.  

STARTTS has been providing services to survivors of torture and trauma from refugee and refugee-like backgrounds in NSW since 1988. STARTTS mission is:

To develop and implement ways to facilitate the healing process of survivors of torture and refugee trauma and to assist and resource individuals and organizations who work with them to provide appropriate, effective and culturally sensitive services.

STARTTS provides a broad range of clinical services including assessment; brief and longer term therapeutic interventions; family and group interventions.  To best support clients who have many other stressors to deal with, STARTTS Direct Services Counselling teams provide outreach services in areas of Sydney that have a significant number of refugees and asylum seekers to improve access to their services. To find out more about STARTTS visit their website 

Counselling appointments are made through the STARTTS Referral Line on 9794 1900.