Support

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For information about joining a support group or activity, follow instructions in the posting below or call in or phone our office
(9434 6717) between 9:30am and 3:00pm (Mon to Friday). 

  • SurviveThrive banner smallThis 10 week program provides practical information and positive strategies for women to rebuild their lives after family violence.

    Over 10 Sessions topics covered include:

    • Improving self esteem and dealing with feelings of shame
    • Misplacedd loyalties, identifying patterns of behaviour
    • Coping with feelings of isolation
    • Personal identity and the labels we attach
    • Economic needs, financial management and budgeting
    • Reflective practive and journals
    • Inspiring women and their stories 

    Dowload the flyer here.

    When: Friday 26 April to Friday 28 June

    Time: 12:45 - 2:45pm

    This is a free program, bookings are essential.

  • SurviveThrive banner smallThis weekly support group for women who are recovering from family violence, provides reliable and supportive social connections. Participants support each other to find ways to ways to move forward in their lives and create safe spaces for themselves and their children.

    Please call us for group meeting times.

  • keeping our pets safeCome to this free community information session to hear about how pets are affected by family violence. Find out who you can call if you suspect a pet is being harmed and possible options for pet care for people leaving violent situations including ideas on foster care arrangements. Jo Seymour from the Victims Assistance Program (Merri Health) will be presenting this session.

    Download/view the flyer here.

    Date: Monday 1 April 2019 11am-12pm. Bookings here.

  • No to Violence Web smallNeighbourhood houses support people who have experienced family violence. You can find out more here.

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    Program to support people to make the most out of their lives through work, volunteering or education. Over 10 sessions you will explore:

    • What you want to do in your life
    • What you want to learn
    • How you can connect with your community
    • How you can make new friends
    • How you can get a job
    • What its like to have a job
    • Who can help you with choices

    Download the flyer here.

    When: Wednesday 24 April for 10 weeks
    Time: 9:45am - 11:45pm
    Cost: $60 or $12 concession (for the 10 weeks)

     

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    Are you looking for work and need some support? Join our 5 week program (2 sessions per week) to gain peer support, skills to assist you in finding employment opportunities, applying for jobs and interviews. We will cover topics such as;

    • How to write cover letters and winning resumes
    • Career options to build on your existing skills
    • Determine your career aspirations, skills and interests in different jobs
    • Understanding how recruitment companies work
    • Interview skills and practice sessions, how to answer tricky questions

    Download the flier from here

     When: Week 1 Mon 6 & Thurs 9 May
               Week 2 Mon 13 & Thurs 16 May
               Week 3 Mon 20 & Thurs 23 May
               Week 4 Mon 27 & Thurs 30 May
               Week 5 Mon 3 & Thurs 6 June
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Cost: $60 (full fee) or $12 (concession)

     
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    This friendship group is a welcoming place for women to socialise and connect. Gain improved self-confidence and motivation through establishing social connections in our local community.

    When: Fridays
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Cost: Gold coin

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    After July 2019 help is available from a Tax Help volunteer for low income earners needing assistance filling out and lodging their return online using myTax.  Bookings essential.

    To find out more, contact the office.