In the early 1990s a small group of inspirational women, led by Jan Thair, came together to establish a Women’s Health centre in Rockingham. From humble beginnings, starting with 5 part-time staff, South Coastal Health and Community Services (SCHCS) has gone from strength to strength.
SCHCS was founded as a not-for-profit women’s health centre, however as the community developed, SCHCS’s delivery platform has evolved to meet growing needs. The service has grown to provide services to thousands of women and families through a broad range of programs. Our main clientele base is still women and families who now access counselling, therapeutic & support groups and health services.
SCHCS also provides culturally secure social and emotional wellbeing services for individuals who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, through South Coastal Babbingur Mia (SCBM). SCBM offers a friendly flexible service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community throughout Rockingham and Kwinana. The staff members work together to support women, children, new mums and men for good health and social and emotional wellbeing. This service is delivered in both an outreach setting and onsite.
Strong Women, Strong Families, Stronger Community
Working collaboratively to maximise opportunities for people to engage with integrated services that promote and support health and wellbeing.
- Proactive – We engage with our community and actively seek out opportunities for improvement.
- Respect – We show consideration for all individuals by listening and seeking out different viewpoints and differences of opinion.
- Integrity – We show respect for our clients and partners by being open, truthful and honest in all of our business dealings.
- Diversity – We promote the inclusion of people, ideas, perspectives and cultures.
- Equity -We are committed to the rights and human dignity of all and the value of all members of the community.