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We are GenWest — formerly Women's Health West.

We are an organisation working toward gender equity in Melbourne's west. We help people who are experiencing family violence. We support communities to lead safe and healthy lives, by running social and health education programs. We also work with other organisations and councils to advocate for equal rights and the prevention of family violence.

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Who We Are

GenWest formed in 1988, initially as the Women’s Health Service for the West and then as Women’s Health West. In 2021, after extensive consultation with communities in the west, we made the historic decision to change our name to GenWest.

Find out more about our board of directors, our values, vision and purpose and the communities we work with.

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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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13,667

family violence referrals received from police

15,752

support periods opened by our staff

726

outreach visits provided by our After Hours team, an increase of nearly a third from last year

262

children and young people accessed our counselling program

Rainbow Tick Accreditation

GenWest commenced our journey towards becoming a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation in 2018.

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Reconciliation at GenWest

Our vision for reconciliation, our Reconciliation Action Plan and our Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

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Work with us

Read about our current vacancies and opportunities for consultants, contractors or casual staff.

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Contact us


Call us

1800 436 937

Email us

info@genwest.org.au

Visit us

317-319 Barkly Street

Footscray VIC 3011

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