COVID-19 AND EMERGE
Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network is operating as usual. We have been declared an Essential Service so our doors will not close. We are working with DV VIC, Family Safety Victoria and DHHS to ensure we can continue supporting women & children escape family violence.
For the most up-to-date information on family violence and COVID-19 please click this link to visit the DHHS website.
It is an incredibly difficult time for everyone and while we continue to assist our women and children through this period we are relying on your support. There are basic items that they need and as supplies are widely diminishing are having trouble finding. If you can help by donating please click here to see the full list of items that we are requesting on behalf of our families.
Stay safe and look after each other.
OUR VISION IS TO CREATE A SOCIETY THAT IS FREE FROM FAMILY VIOLENCE
Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network is an independent organisation delivering 24/7 housing and support services to women and children at a time of crisis; and provides vital outreach to women and children living in the community, often with perpetrators in their own home.
Founded over 40 years ago, Emerge is the leading family violence and housing service in southern metro Melbourne, supporting women and children from across Victoria.
We offer a safe place to live and support women while they navigate the myriad of services to start again.
As part of our refuge and outreach services, we offer tailored programs aimed at assisting women to rebuild their lives and learn new personal and professional skills as they begin their journey towards independence.
We have DGR status and donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible.
Emerge is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.Read More
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