Having someone to talk things through with, who will really listen to us, is so crucial to our wellbeing. Unfortunately, we all have times in our lives when we just don't know who to turn to. The good news for all Victorian women is that there is always someone to talk to who is just a phone call away.
WIRE - Women's Information is a community service organisation that provides free, confidential information, support and referrals to Victorian women via a telephone helpline, face-to-face in our Women's Information Centre and via email and our website.
Because WIRE is a generalist service, you can contact us about anything at all big or small. WIRE receives many calls about emotional well-being, relationship difficulties and family violence. We also often help people with housing, health, legal, financial and employment issues. But you don't have to be in crisis to call WIRE, we are happy just have a talk or to find you that chocolate crackles recipe (yes, we have had that request!).
Women can also complete an eight week training course at WIRE to prepare them to work as volunteers on our helpline and in the information centre.
Call 1300 134 130 during business hours for the cost of a local call from anywhere in the state (normal mobile rates apply) . Drop in to the Women's Information Centre at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
You can nominate WIRE when you apply for your FREE Ritchies Community Benefit Card at any Ritchies Supermarket or Liquor Store. Their CB number is 81430