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.
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:
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 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.
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