“Having a beautiful, calm space where a woman can take her time in telling her story and to be heard is so important. It’s where she can have a moment to sit and reflect on her own wants and needs – which she might not have had a chance to feel, maybe in her whole life."

Lana Mercer, Women's Program Team Leader

What is Wayside Chapel Women's Program?

Our Women’s Program offers all visitors to Wayside who identify as women, the choice to access a dedicated and safe space, and the opportunity to receive gender-specific support tailored to their individual experiences. 

The Wayside Chapel Women’s Program provides: 

  • A women’s only safe space accessible only by lift, complete with kitchen, laundry facilities, shower, and consultation room, co-located with the Wayside Primary Healthcare clinic.
  • Specialised female care coordinators available to work on complex cases with referrals to other agencies including housing, welfare, addiction, and legal support. 
  • Specialised Domestic & Family Violence Care Coordinator.
  • Community and connection with women through daily activities and monthly outings.
  • Mother’s support groups.