About Emerge

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About Emerge

Emerge supports women and children who have experienced family violence, empowering them to rebuild their lives.

Over the past 40 years, we have empowered thousands of women to rebuild their lives by providing them with a safe refuge and practical programs. We advocate for increased funding for short, medium and long-term crisis and affordable housing, making an impact on behalf of the community we work with and for. Many of the women and children we support are highly disadvantaged, and come from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

We work from a strong evidence-base to develop innovative solutions which, assists Victoria as being recognised as a national leader in family violence and housing programs.

Emerge is the first of 13 family violence services chosen by the Victorian Government to fund the building of a new refuge centre and to become a fully funded 24/7 early intervention and crisis centre.

We are building a property portfolio through corporate support and in alliance with providers and the Government to support women who are living independently.

Our Vision

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Our vision is to create a society that is free from family violence.

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Our History

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Emerge is the only independent specialist family violence service, located in the southern metropolitan area of Melbourne.

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Our Board

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Our Board is made up of highly committed, professional volunteers who govern and guide Emerge.

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Our Staff

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Our professional staff and other highly qualified staff provide premium support, delivering individualised care to each woman and child.

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Join our Team

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Emerge provides rewarding careers, flexible working conditions, fair pay rates and a supportive environment.

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