Emerge Stories

Emerge Stories

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

Walk Against Family Violence

November 21, 2022

Step out in orange and unite with thousands of people across Victoria to raise awareness and walk in solidarity with victim-survivors of domestic and family violence and violence against women.

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Emerge has partnered with FareShare to deliver much-needed food packages to families. The packages include pre-made meals for women and children as well as for the refuge communal freezer for when families first arrive.

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A three-year therapeutic program with Kingston City Council has made a massive difference in the lives of local children and mothers, according to Julia, Emerge Therapeutic Services Manager.

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When Emerge put a call out for a community artist to help create an outdoor mural for the refuge, celebrated Indigenous artist Aunty Fiona Clarke put her hand up immediately.

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Adina* is typical of many women who come to Emerge after leaving home because of family violence. She has many issues to deal with from finding schools for her children, organising Centrelink, new doctors, and adapting to a new way of life. High on her list of worries is dealing with legal matters.

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It takes a community to spread joy any time of the year. What better way than to take part in our annual festive appeal?

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It is a privilege to have been appointed CEO of Emerge, an organisation which I have long admired, and to lead it into its next strategic phase.

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I am delighted to announce that we have appointed community leader and human rights lawyer Claire Marshall as our new Chief Executive Officer.

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Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor which is investigating how the family violence system has changed since the Royal Commission.

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Emerge is one of a number of housing providers which have contributed to major research into housing for women over 45 at risk of homelessness in Melbourne.

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