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
Organisation: Berry Street
Grant type: Small Grant
Kirra-Alyssa Horley working with the Y-Change team within Berry Street will create a video that records the lived experience of disadvantage. Y-Change is a team of young people (aged 18-25) who are employed and trained to use their experience to advocate for social and systemic change.
The documentary film will explore how women and girls have found ways to navigate life after experiences of sexual assault and violence. The film will raise awareness among the broader community of the long-term impacts of sexual assault. This project will offer other victim survivors hope and inspiration for how they might recover.
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