About

Gladstone Women’s Health Centre

The Women’s Health Awareness Group of Gladstone Inc (Trading as the Women’s Health Centre and Gladstone Region Sexual Assault Service) is a not for profit organization, which is overseen by a management committee who is responsible for the governance of the centre.

The group was formed in 1992, became incorporated in 1993, and was funded through fund-raising events, memberships and donations from interested parties.

The first Women’s Health Centre operated as a drop in centre from 5pm to 9pm on Thursdays. As the demand for services increased, so too did the range of services offered and the hours that the centre was available. Over the course of time, the Women’s Health Centre has had several changes of premises, each time endeavoring to expand facilities and offer support to Gladstone women as well as other community groups.

Today the centre is located on Derby Street and is open 4 days per week Monday to Thursday from 9am – 4:30pm. The Women’s Health Centre is primarily funded by the State Government and supplemented by donations, membership, fund-raising and community funding grants.

WHAG has been endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient since 1 July 2000. This allows the Centre to receive income tax deductible gifts and benefits us in that donations made to our organisation are tax deductible.

Our Vision

Health and wellbeing for all women, their families and support networks within the Gladstone region.

Our Mission Statement

On the basis of a feminist philosophy we provide non-discriminatory support and empowerment of women, their families and support networks, through education, providing appropriate counselling and referral services to increase public awareness of women’s issues, and to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the Gladstone region.

Our Values
  • We advocate for the health of women in the Gladstone region and recognise social determinants, including gender, race, culture, class, employment status, sexuality, disability, immigrant status, nationalism, and population control, impact on women’s health and wellbeing;
  • We are committed to the sustainability of all our programs;
  • We embrace diversity and strive to ensure our staff are culturally aware and we endeavor to incorporate cultural awareness in all aspects of policy making, administration, practice and service delivery;
  • We maintain a welcoming environment;
  • We work within competence levels but also strive to increase and maintain professional standards;
  • We do no harm;
  • We work within ethical and legal requirements;
  • We are transparent and accountable;
  • We value integrity and confidentiality and have a commitment to maintaining client trust;
  • We are professional and self-motivated;
  • We actively pursue a nurturing environment for our staff and clients;
  • To educate, inform and create awareness for our clients and the community;
  • To network with other local organisations that work with survivors of sexual assault or work towards prevention;
  • Advocacy;
  • Support of women’s choice and reproductive health issues;
  • To support survivors of sexual assault;
  • To enable women to have access to tools to manage their emotional/mental health;
  • To ensure women are supported in healthy ageing;
  • For the management committee to provide guidance and support to manager, staff and volunteers that allows the Centre to achieve WHAG goals;
  • To ensure the service provided by WHAG is sustainable in the long term.
  • Create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.
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DONATION

Our Women’s Health Service and Sexual Asssault Service are funded by grants administered by the Department of Communities and by the generous donations of community members.

This funding allows us to offer free counselling, programs and events to the community in an ongoing capacity. Donations from industry, business, community and individuals as well as our financial memberships assist us to cover increasing operational costs that are not always covered within funding and grant payments.

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