The Immigrant Women's Health
Service (IWHS) was established in 1987 to address the
needs of immigrant and refugee women in regard to health
information and health services.
The IWHS has two centres,
one in Fairfield and another in Cabramatta. A team of
bi-lingual and bi-cultural workers help, support and advocate
for migrant women from different communites.
WE STRIVE FOR
The IWHS's purpose is to
empower women so that they can make choices which will
enable them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives in a new
Conduct health information
workshops covering such topics as preventative health
care, body awareness, nutrition, stress management, HIV/AIDS,
depression, contraceptions, and domestic violence.
Run health education and
support groups for women to discuss issues in a supportive
Provide a free Women's
Health Clinic for breast checks, pap tests, continence
assessments, pregnancy tests, advice on pregnancy, menopause,
contraception, and other related Women's Health issues.
All services are provided by a qualified Women's Health
Conduct classes that aim
to enhance women's physical and emotional well-being (eg.
Tai Chi, Aerobics, Crafts).