Emerge Women and Children’s Support Network

Emerge was established in 1975 and continues to provide domestic and family violence services. Victims of domestic and family violence can access crisis accommodation, intensive case management, therapeutic programs, educative and supportive programs and early intervention group programs. 

Emerge’s preventative support is critical to ensure  young women are empowered to make dignified informed decisions that they have control over. 

Con Irwin Sub Fund


Y.E.W. Empowering Young Women project by Emerge is funded by the Con Irwin Sub Fund of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust. This Sub Fund was established to support innovative social justice projects that offer circuit-breaking solutions to:

    • discrimination
    • violence against women and children or
    • inequality of educational opportunity.

The Sub Fund reflects the desire of Hilary Irwin to honour the memory of her mother Constance (Con) by continuing her community work and strong social justice commitments through grants from the Sub Fund.

PROJECT: Y.E.W Empowering Young Women

Organisation: Emerge Women and Children’s support Network
 Grant Type: Sub Fund
Amount: $4,500
Year: 2019-20
Website:
https://emergesupport.org.au/


Project Description: Emerge will run an early intervention, preventative, and mentoring program tailored to 13–18-year-old CALD women attending south eastern Melbourne secondary colleges. The young women will learn to identify and deal with early signs of emotional & economic control within relationships. The program is designed to help young women develop confidence in their abilities, and to learn about respectful relationships that are free from control, abuse or discrimination. 

Sub Fund Grants 2019-20

Con Irwin Sub-Fund

Con Irwin Sub-Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports circuit-breaking solutions to discrimination, violence against women and children or inequality of educational opportunity.

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Bits and Bods Web Series

Bits and Bods Web Series

Grants

A video series that empower girls to make fun, safe decisions about their bodies.

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Dress for Success: Mornington Peninsula Job Support Centre

Dress for Success: Mornington Peninsula Job Support Centre

Grants

Assisting women who are unemployed with a range of personalised job workshops and training sessions.

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Economic Empowerment of Refugee, Migrant and Asylum Seeker Women

Economic Empowerment of Refugee, Migrant and Asylum Seeker Women

Grants

Supporting women to use their existing cooking skills to create an income stream.

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