We help women gain confidence and financial stability in their daily life through long-term employment opportunities and support, mentoring, training and education.
We work closely with community partners such as Got Your Back Sista, Carrie's Place and NOVA for women and children to connect women to an intimate network of support services. From emergency housing to creating a career path, our tribe is here for you every step of the way.
How Castle can support you:
- Resume development and interview preparation
- Soft skills, motivation and confidence building workshops
- Connecting you to allied services
- Building a meaningful career path
- Option to receive female-only consultation
- Exploring education options
- Gaining employment in safe, supportive workplaces
- On the job support
Other important resources for you:
Counselling and support
1800 Respect. National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service.
NSW Government - Communities and Justice. The domestic violence line is an NSW state-wide crisis counselling and referral service for women.
MindSpot. Offer mental health assessment, treatment courses, or they can help you find support services.
Blue Knot Foundation. Empowers recovery and builds resilience for adults impacted by complex trauma, include 1 in 4 who have experienced childhood trauma.
Relationships Australia. A not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to enhancing relationships within families in order to foster personal and social wellbeing.
Got Your Back Sister. Offers relief and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and who are at risk of living below the poverty line.
Carrie's Place Inc. Provides a range of culturally appropriate services for people experiencing domestic and family violence, and or/ homelessness.
Jenny's Place Inc. Helps women and children who have experienced domestic or family violence and/or are affected by homelessness.
Nova. Supports women in Lake Macquarie and Newcastle who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic or family violence.
NSW Government - Communities & Justice. What you need to know about getting an AVO against someone, how to apply, and what exclusion orders are.
Legal Aid - NSW. Lawyers and social workers working together to help clients who have experienced domestic violence and family violence, with their legal needs.
Hunter Community. Provides free legal advice on domestic violence in Newcastle, The Hunter Valley and surrounding regions.
Women's Legal Service NSW. Provides legal services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, family law, victims support, child protection and access to justice.
Financial and tenancy support
Centrelink. Access crisis payments and get connected to local services, legal and housing support.
Penda. Free app for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. It contains financial tips, safety and legal information.
NSW Government - Rent Choice Start Safely. Financial support for people escaping domestic or family violence so they can secure private rental accommodation.
Hunter Tenants. Provides legal advice and assistance to tenants including information about ending tenancy due to domestic or family violence.