The Armenian Community Welfare Centre’s office operates from the premises of the Church of Holy Resurrection, located adjacent to the Church Office. Social group activities are conducted in the Edgarian Hall in Chatswood and the Batmanian Hall in Holy Trinity Church, Wentworthville.
The Centre was officially established in 1982 under the auspices of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand to assist newly arrived Armenian migrants in their settlement.
The Centre has since expanded its services and programs to meet the changing needs of the community and provides a range of services that cater to various demographic groups in the community.
Some of the services are funded by the Department of Health under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), Multicultural NSW and the Department of Communities and Justice NSW.
Currently, ACWC services three regions; Northern Sydney, Western Sydney and South West Sydney.
Social Support Group
This support is provided for those 65 years of age and over. These structured activities are provided in a group based environment and designed to develop, maintain and support social interaction and independent living.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am to 1:30 pm
Edgarian Hall, Chatswood.
Monday and Friday 9:30am to 1:30 pm
Batmanian Hall, Wentworthville.
Monthly Group Excursions are conducted by the Centre’s staff.
Social Support Individual
This assistance is provided to frail aged individuals or couples aged 65 years of age and over, either in the home or while accessing community services, to meet their needs for social contact and company.
Included are visiting services, telephone and web based monitoring as well as accompanied activities.
Centre Based Respite
This care is available to CHSP clients aged 65 years of age and over. This service benefits the client’s carer through providing supervision and assistance to the frail older client. The carer may or may not be present during the delivery of the service.
Domestic assistance, which is normally provided in the home, refers to general house cleaning, linen services and unaccompanied shopping (delivered to the home).
ACWC assists with referrals to My Aged Care and supports with the application and assessment processes. If ACWC are not able to accommodate the client’s needs, a referral service is available to other organisations and services.
The Women’s Group is for all participants who would like to strengthen social connectedness, make new friendships, establish networks and foster personal development.
Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Phone: 02 9419 6394 or 0402 818 421
Address: 10 Macquarie St Chatswood NSW 2067