Berry Street is Victoria’s largest child and family welfare organisation with over 140 years of experience providing services to Victoria’s most vulnerable community members. Their services include all facets of out of home care, family support services and family violence services, among others.
This grant means that we can do something no one else seems to be doing. It's about women and non-binary survivors of sexual assault and violence helping others to survive. It means that a girl trying to find her way through trauma can turn to other women and non-binary folk, 'elders' in the trauma journey, for ideas and wisdom about how to keep going. It means none of us has to feel alone.
– Morgan Cataldo, Senior Advisor Youth Engagement
Project: What Nobody Talks About: How to Live Life After Sexual Assault and Violence
Organisation: Berry Street
Grant type: Small Grant
There isn’t enough dialogue in our community about the aftermath of sexual assault and violence, about how to piece a life back together, how to survive long-term, or even better, how to thrive.
This documentary film explores the ways in which women and girls find healing after experiences of sexual assault and violence. The film raises awareness among the broader community about the long-term impacts of sexual assault and violence. In addition to looking at how women seek to recover, move forward and care for themselves after sexual assault and violence, the film explores how they keep themselves safe and what safety means to them now.
The support of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust will enable WISHIN to provide new opportunities for women who have experienced violence. Family violence often means...Read more