INNER CITY / BURWOOD
Access to Empowerment works to improve the financial independence and emotional wellbeing of women experiencing homelessness and/or who are victims of domestic violence.
Run by WAGEC – Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre, this program provides wrap around holistic, emotional and practical support to 50 women and guides them to employment and stability.
These women often suffer discrimination during recruitment due to age, nationality or background, triggering acute levels of stress, decreasing executive functioning, confidence and wellbeing.
The support provided prevents women accepting inadequate work out of economic desperation and builds safety and independence.
This program is offered in Burwood and Sydney’s inner city suburbs of Pyrmont, Potts Point and Redfern.
FUNDING TARGET $100,000
- $2,200 is a pathway for a woman to re-enter the workforce
- $750 means access to a career mentor for a year
- $150 funds a group session for 6 women who have escaped domestic violence