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Hope & Heal Retreat

Experts agree ‘women-central’ treatment for domestic violence continues to be best-practice, yet policy and funding priorities are failing to provide much beyond immediate crisis response. Hope and Heal addresses this, empowering survivors to take charge of their own health and wellbeing, learning selfdriven methods of long-term recovery, and encouraging participation in community life.

Hope and Heal retreats have been carefully developed in consultation with survivors and health/ wellbeing experts, to equip and empower women with tools to overcome the enduring effects of trauma, and begin to participate in society.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$620 will pay for the full pre and post retreat programme for one woman of Hope and Heal

Continuing Multi-year Program

Refugee Women’s Legal Support Service –  Parramatta

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Hope and Heal, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Refugee Sydney

Refugee women in Australia face cultural and linguistic challenges in presenting their cases. Some, like the Rohingya people, lack literacy in any language. These vulnerable women are not familiar with Australian laws and experience marginalisation and isolation. Many are traumatised due to persecution, conflict, forced displacement and family separation.

For asylum seeker and refugee women experiencing visa uncertainty and other legal issues like domestic violence or socio-economic disadvantage, they greatly benefit from the Refugee Advice and Casework Service who provide confidential legal and wrap around support in a safe, women only centre.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 will give women access to a dedicated female lawyer to accompany them at department hearings and with writing legal submissions

2020 New Project

Parent’s Brigade & City Pantry – Redfern

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Girls and Boys Brigade Sydney

Within every community there are families living with complex and challenging risk factors, entering a cycle of disadvantage. Poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, family violence, unsafe housing, incarceration or physical/mental disability of a parent, all impact on their children’s wellbeing.

Girls & Boys Brigade are a critical support for children and young people who live with at least one of these risk factors, many with three or more.

With early intervention Parent Support and practical Food Hampers from city pantry, families receive flexible responsive care.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$500 will pay school fees, summer and winter uniforms for a family for a year

2020 New Project

Women’s Wellbeing Group – Wentworthville

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Boronia Multicultural Services

A recent survey found a startling number of women in the South Asian community of Wentworthville were suffering. Many struggle with family violence and nowhere to turn. They asked for a safe space. Encouragingly, local women quickly volunteered to welcome new arrivals and be available to mentor vulnerable members of their community.

Bringing women together with no eligibility criteria, Boronia Multicultural Services Inc. offer weekly ‘drop-in’ wellbeing, safety, health and leadership sessions with childcare. A qualified coordinator is onsite and women can seek help, advocacy support, and advice on job readiness.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 secures a safe space for women to meet for 6months

2020 New Project

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