Blacktown Women’s and Girl’s Health Centre (BWGHC) is a community-based, non-profit women’s health centre which provides accessible health and wellbeing services for women and girls in Blacktown LGA regardless of their income. Our peak body is Women’s Health NSW and we are part of a network of 21 community based women’s health centres in NSW who share similar values and objectives.
We are committed to providing a professional, affordable and holistic gender-informed service promoting health, wellbeing and empowerment for women, delivered in a caring, non-judgemental, respectful and safe environment.
We achieve this by:
- providing a holistic women’s health service to the community.
- Educating women and children so they can make informed choices about healthcare and well-being.
- Empowering women and children to make informed choices throughout their lives.
- Providing a safe place for women and children.
- Advocating for and supporting women from a feminist perspective.
We recognise that women’s health encompasses the physical, spiritual, environmental, emotional and social wellbeing of women and girls. BWGHC offers a holistic approach to understanding, managing and supporting women, girls and the broader community in the Blacktown LGA to make informed decisions about their own health and wellbeing. This approach is based on feminist philosophy, with an emphasis on respect and empowerment for all women and girls.
Our values are:
- Dignity – we treat all people in a way that is respectful of their diversity and as valued individuals.
- Compassion – in our interactions with people, we strive to be kind and empathic.
- Optimism – the unwavering belief in the positive potential inherent in people and society.
- We are a community based, non-government organisation run by and for women.
- We are a public benevolent institution providing a direct service to disadvantaged women.
- We focus on prevention and early intervention.
- We work in partnership with other agencies.
- We are accessible to all women and girls.
- We strive to maintain ethical standards in all our activities.
- We are committed to best practice.
- Our work environment reflects our values.
BWGHC provides health and well-being services to women and girls in Blacktown LGA, a ‘huge and diverse’ area with high levels of cultural and linguistic diversity.
Many areas of Blacktown LGA experience high levels of socio-economic disadvantage, poor health outcomes and high levels of unmet need when it comes to service provision.
Our area is also experiencing rapid urban development and population growth and is now one of the most densely populated Local Government Areas in Western Sydney, further increasing the demand for services.
BWGHC takes into account the unique needs of our local community. We provide accessible services that take into account the social, cultural and economic barriers that may exist for women and girls wishing to access health services and resources in our area.
As an incorporated association, Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre Incorporated is subject to the Associations Incorporation Act
2009, administered by the Registry Services of NSW Fair Trading.
BWGHC has an Australian Business Number (ABN): 98 059 698 895BWGHC-Constitution-Rules-of-Association
From time to time, Management, Staff and the Centre itself are honoured to receive awards. You can read about these very special occasions below:
Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre aims to be a safe space for all the women and girls who use our services.
As a user of the Centre, you have certain rights and responsibilities. Please take the time to read through this brochure and, if you wish to discuss anything, ask to discuss it with the counsellor, case manager, practitioner or group facilitator you see.
Staff members will be happy to discuss the contents of this brochure with you, and what the contents means to you:20170303.bwghc-rights-responsibilities-1-1030x728_1
Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre welcomes new members to join our Association. The cost is just $2.00 per year. Members are able to take an active part in the Centre’s governance by voting for the Committee and our Annual AGM.
Membership and committee nomination forms:APPLICATION-FOR-GENERAL-MEMBERSHIP-MANAGEMENT-COMMITTEE-NOMINATION-FORM 2015.docx
If you have any queries please call us on (02) 9831 2070 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre is an ACON Safe Place. You’ll find us on the Safe Place map.
According to ACON:
“Safe Place includes services, shops, cafes, and other businesses, that are welcoming, supportive and actively engaged with the LGBTI community. The program is an initiative of ACON.”