Emerge Stories

Emerge Stories

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

The stars from RizeUp and Impact once again donated chocolates and Bags of Love to the families in our refuge and other accommodation. The smiles on the children’s faces had to be seen to be believed.

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Emerge was established as the second domestic violence women’s refuge in Victoria in 1975.

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Emerge is on the look-out for a volunteer community woman artist who can help create mural artwork at its 24/7 refuge.

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A $3,000 grant from Streetsmart’s Dine Smart campaign will be spent on keeping women connected and getting much needed help at any time of crisis.

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It has been hands on this year with award-winning Face Constructions renovating our crisis accommodation thanks to funding from through the Victoria’s government’s Housing Stimulus program in the new year.

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It has been a busy and positive time at Emerge over the past two months. We are well underway with the renovations in our crisis accommodation, our outreach program continues to grow and services which have been on hold due to the pandemic are starting once more.

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It is hard to believe that we are almost three months into 2022, and International Women’s Day is upon us.

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It is not every day that a handmade dolls’ house is offered to families who are struggling to afford Christmas presents.

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Findings into accurately identifying family violence aggressors have revealed that "despite substantial efforts across a range of workforces to date, there continues to be inconsistency in understanding family violence and coercive control." 

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According to research by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), women experiencing financial hardship or stress because of the pandemic are up to three times more likely to be sexually or physically abused by their partners.

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