inTouch is a not-for-profit organisation that provides integrated, culturally appropriate services to migrant and refugee communities experiencing domestic abuse across Victoria. inTouch engages communities to support women and their children moving beyond domestic abuse and starting a new life. The organisation focusses on three areas: financial empowerment, building stronger families and creating social connection.
The Wattle Project by inTouch 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.
Grant Type: Sub Fund
The project will include unemployed women from migrant and refugee backgrounds who are victim-survivors of domestic abuse. These women have moved on from their experience of domestic abuse but need support to become financially independent. Women face many barriers when looking for employment including lack of confidence, little to no work experience in Australia and consequently lack of local referees to support a job application. inTouch will deliver internship programs that will provide supported work experience through partner organisations.
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