Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

The Ruah Centre

The Ruah Centre is an inner city service for men and women aged 20 years and older who are on a low income and have any needs or issues, including drug and alcohol issues.

Services on offer at the centre include:

  • drop-in (9am-1pm) - a safe, relaxed environment where people can sit, talk, read or watch TV;
  • tea and coffee - avalable from 9.30am - 1pm;
  • showers - available from 9am - 12.45pm (there are three males, two female and one disabled shower) - towels, shampoo and soap are provided; and
  • crisis assistance (9am - 2pm) - staff offer practical support, referral and advocacy.

At Ruah, people are helped to get support and service in all areas of their lives, including:

  • accommodation and housing
  • Centrelink and income support
  • health services for mental illness
  • drug and alcohol services
  • legal matters
  • medical assistance
  • employment and recreation
  • relationships with family and children
  • spirituality and pastoral care

The Centre also provides free cooking lessons and art therapy.

Visit the Ruah Community Services website for more information.

Address: 33 Shenton Street, Northbridge
Phone: 08 9328 7682

Last updated on 07 October 2011