Emerge Stories

Emerge Stories

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

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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A two-year collaboration between Emerge and La Trobe University has shown that a specially designed robot called Matlda can help to improve the behaviour of young children who have been affected by family violence.

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There is little doubt that Emerge’s supporters are among the most generous, according to Paula Westhead, Executive Officer.

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Emerge has joined forces with other family violence services to comment on the draft national plan to reduce violence against women.

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Emerge has secured funding from the Victorian Government to discuss vaccine hesitancy with women and girls it supports through its various services.

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Many hands make light work and bring a whole lot of warmth, happiness and fun to teenagers living in Emerge’s refuge and crisis accommodation.

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Five Emerge crisis properties are due to be refreshed through the Victoria’s government’s Housing Stimulus program in the new year.

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All I want for the festive season this year is for it to be a safe and happy time for everyone. One where we are surrounded by family and loved ones, and without having an endless conversation about COVID-19. And for the women and children we support, one where they are free from violence, tension and filled with smiles. I am sure that I speak for all of us.

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The ‘core and cluster’ design of safe homes such as Emerge’s new 24/7 refuge has been singled out by New South Wales as best practice.

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