ESTHERS Australia Incorporated is a social entrepreneurship organization run by women for women. We are a Company Limited by Guarantee, not-for-profit charity and a registered deductible gift recipient (DGR) as a Public Benevolent Institution, registered with the ACNC.
ESTHERS was set up to assist women at their most vulnerable times by providing FREE services for women of ALL ages. We provide; counselling, advocacy, pregnancy support, reproductive choice information, mentoring, referral services and community connections.
Our services are carried out by both professionals and non-professionals. We offer centre based and outreach services. Our perinatal program operates via outreach - we meet women in their own homes or some place that they feel comfortable. We provide our perinatal clients with a case manager, counsellor or social worker and a mentor - a friend to do the journey with. This program offers practical, emotional and physical assistance to women up until their child turns 1 year old.
In addition we offer a free counselling and referral service to all women.
Our clients contact us for varying reasons, and most often they are experiencing more than one of the following: family violence, an unexpected pregnancy, grieving the loss of a child or suffering abortion grief, pregnant and navigating child safety services, pregnant and living with disability, isolation, no family and/or just needing a hand up.
No matter what the issue, we offer women a safe space to pause, process and progress.