Due to the impact of trauma experienced by refugee women as a result of war and conflict, many struggle to relate to their surroundings during their settlement journey. It is critical women are actively engaged in a supportive environment that empowers, builds capacity and enhances self-care.
Now in its fourth successful year, Parent’s Café provides sewing circles for refugee women that promote community belonging, opportunities for friendships, improved language skills, as well as offering skills that can potentially link the women to further education, employment pathways and personal enterprise.
The sewing circle has also proved to be a form of therapy for the women, many of whom had not previously spoken of the circumstances that forced them to flee their homeland.
Sessions are structured and delivered by The Social Outfit, a fashion social enterprise, who provide technical training to produce marketable items, and encourage the women into jobs or to launch their own small business.
A Gift of just…
$100 keeps the sewing machines in good working order
$500 will secure the group facilitator for 10 sessions
$1,000 buys sewing equipment and materials for 10 sessions
Project Funding Goal = $17,600