Last year, local research found that a startling number of women in the South Asian community of Wentworthville were suffering. Many were struggling with family violence with nowhere to turn. They asked for a safe space.
Encouragingly, local women quickly volunteered to welcome new arrivals and be available to mentor vulnerable members of their community.
Bringing women together with no eligibility criteria, Boronia Multicultural Services Inc. offer weekly ‘drop-in’ sessions featuring Tai Chi, Yoga and childcare. Sessions increase wellbeing, women’s safety, health, and leadership training.
A qualified co-ordinator is onsite and women can seek help, advocacy support, and advice on job readiness.
FUNDING TARGET $11,000
- $1000 secures the safe space for women to meet for 6 months
- $50 caters healthy snacks for the women
- $20 gives a vulnerable woman an hour of childcare