Gender Justice
and Change

Get Help Gender Justice and Change

Formerly Women’s Health West, GenWest is a family violence support service. We also deliver programs that support communities to lead safe and healthy lives.

We support people based in Melbourne’s west. This includes women, LGBTIQA+ folk, First Nations peoples, people with a disability, migrant and refugee communities, children, young people and older people.

We’re here to help

Whether you are experiencing family violence yourself, wanting to help someone who is experiencing family violence, or a professional looking for information – we are here to assist you.

Our Impact

GenWest’s work is guided by the goals and vision in our Strategic Plan. Here’s a snapshot of our work from the 2020-21 financial year:

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family violence referrals received from police


victim-survivors supported with outreach visits by our After Hours team


victim-survivors and their children accessed crisis accommodation


attendees at training delivered by our Preventing Violence Together team

Health and wellbeing programs

GenWest delivers programs that aim to improve health and wellbeing and advance gender equity.

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Standing strong

Contact us

Call us

1800 436 937

Email us

Visit us

317-319 Barkly Street

Footscray VIC 3011

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Hand with GenWest local government areas