ISHAR Multicultural Women’s Health Centre in Mirrabooka will use a $35,000 Lotterywest grant to hire a consultant to help upgrade its website and develop a social media strategy.
Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman presented the grant to the centre on behalf of Lotterywest and the State Government on October 23.
The centre provides women of all ages and cultural backgrounds with services to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Ishar chief executive Andrea Creado said the centre needed a Facebook page to reach out to more women.
“We are way behind many organisations with social media and that is because we have never had the money to get somebody in to tell us what to do and how to do it best,” she said.
“The more people find out about the work we do, we get more support and sometimes the support comes in the form of donations, volunteers or more clients.”
Ms Freeman said the grant would help women from non-English speaking backgrounds keep in contact with each other and with the centre.