Emerge Stories

Emerge Stories

Read about some of the people we have worked with and who work with us.

Spread some festive cheer

October 30, 2020

Could you bring hope and laughter back into families’ lives this festive season? I need your help to lighten everyone’s lives and put the dark days of the pandemic and family violence behind them.

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We are almost at the end of 2020. Thank goodness, I can hear you say. Here at Emerge we can but agree. The year has been a roller coaster ride. The start of the year was filled with promise – our new refuge opening, research on our Safe Nest project underway, new services revving up. Within three months, many of our plans were postponed due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Glam up in orange, choose your walking buddies and join Walk Against Family Violence on Wednesday 25 November.

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There is no typical day for Julia, who has recently joined Emerge as a therapeutic team leader.

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Women have missed out in the Federal Budget, and particularly women who have fled family violence and in need of social housing.

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When it comes to feeling safe, there is no better place than a bath filled with bubbles, according to Teah.

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Tom loves school. He wants to learn, be with other children his own age, play on the monkey bars, and visit the school library. He also wants to stay in the same school for longer than six months.

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Six excited children and their mums met each other for the first time in early November at Emerge’s offices as part of the Safe Nest research program.

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The chance to volunteer on Emerge’s Little Sparkz program was a dream in the making for teacher’s aide Melissa Collins, and while it hasn't come to fruition this year because of COVID-19, it is all system’s go for 2021.

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In just four months since Emerge’s 24/7 refuge opened five women and 12 children have had their lives begin to turn around.

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