Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre is an established and well- known service in Katherine. It provides crisis accommodation and related support services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence across the Katherine region. The Centre provides crisis accommodation units which can support up to 25 people as well as education to women around the cycle of violence and its impact on children, as well as living skills and other practical information.
The KWCC delivers a Critical Intervention Outreach Service (CIOS) to women that have previously utilised the KWCC accommodation services or who have been referred through the Family Safety Framework. This outreach service provides the women with ongoing support and referral.
KWCC employs the ‘First 48 hours’ model which emphasises the importance of providing a high level of responsiveness to the needs of women and children over their first two days at the service. The service is able to support women so they are able to develop their own safety plans and strategies to keep safe. Staff work individually with each woman to support her to develop a plan and to monitor the effectiveness of the plan while the woman is at KWCC. When a woman is ready to leave the centre, she is referred to the Outreach program and introduced to workers in the program who are able to provide continued support when the woman leaves KWCC.
KWCC services the following communities: Katherine, Mialli Brumby, Geyulkan, Rockhole, Binjari & Werenbun.
|RESPECT||Respecting women’s rights for their individual choices, acting in THEIR best interest.
Respect for the trust clients have given us when they tell us their story.
|EMPATHIC||Being empathic- allowing women to go on their journey and walking beside them.
Strive to understand the circumstances of each person’s life journey with respect to their culture
Model respectful relationships in the interactions of staff, clients and community
KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
Assist people to achieve their goals and remember their dreams
Women have the right to belong to a family and community.
Chief Executive Officer
The Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre Inc.
Jo has a degree in Social Work and has been the Executive Officer of The Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre for the past 14 years.
She has lived and worked in the Katherine region for the past 20 years, with a passion and commitment to equality and empowering women.
She holds a vision for the region to work towards strengthening families. .