The benefits of work go beyond being able to put food on the table, it can make us feel valued in society and boosts our sense of self-worth.
Yet increasingly women are finding the prospect of employment increasingly remote, with complex cultural, language or educational barriers reinforcing their economic dependence and isolation.
These women need support and guidance to build on their existing skills and talents, so they can move forward on their path to employment and economic security.
“Wellsprings for Women is thrilled to be supported by Victorian Women’s Trust to explore the possibilities of embarking on a Social Venture that would benefit women previously locked out of the earning economy. This grant is ultimately intended to create pathways to economic independence for women who as a result of financial dependence and hardship, feel trapped in a cycle of poverty and in what are often abusive relationships.”
– Dalal Smiley, Chief Executive Officer, Wellsprings for Women
Wellsprings for Women’s Dial a Sista initiative in Dandenong that will provide training, employment and support through a social enterprise in which women assist other women with paid services such as washing, sewing, cooking and cleaning. Working women, women recovering at home from illness or injury, and elderly women who are not eligible for other services, are amongst those who will benefit from the service.
A special thanks to Grosvenor Foundation for supporting this project.
Supporting women to use their existing cooking skills to create an income stream.
A mentoring and leadership program for young women, helping them to engage with their local community.
Extending the number and diversity of women who can access and benefit from support in financial literacy.
Helping support women with disabilities to better understand, discuss and recognise economic abuse.
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