After the Storm


After the Storm is a 6-week self-empowerment program to support women who have left an abusive relationship. This group program usually operates once a week for six weeks (sessions run for three hours a week), and brings women together in a group with our qualified facilitators to provide practical support, advice and guidance to women and their children, for the navigating financial, legal, emotional, physical and psychological impacts.

What the program offers

  • Connection in a safe and supportive environment with a group who can relate to your experience 
  • Practical information about the legal system, family mediation and financial support 
  • Learning about the dynamics of abuse and strategies for self-care 
  • Tools to help reduce stress, to identify and reinforce hidden strengths 
  • Ways to help reclaim healthy relationships


Where and when

After the Storm programs are announced on on News & events page. The program is available to any woman over the age of 18 years who has been separated from an abusive partner.

How can you find out more?


Call Burwood Community Welfare Services on (02) 9744 1866. Leave your name and telephone number and best times to return your call. Or email your enquiry to: or text 0420 386 841.

We'd love to hear from you

Please contact our team at any time:

Address: 2 Wyatt Avenue Burwood NSW 2134

Phone: (02) 9744 1866
Fax: (02) 9744 0886


We acknowledge and pay respects to the First Nations People of Australia, the land in which we live and work. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

Hours of operation


Neighbourhood Centre
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Family Support Service
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Meals on Wheels
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm 

Domestic Violence Service
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

The services provided by BCWS are proudly funded by: