ACCESS Program

ACCESS provides pathways to work, training and education opportunities for women in Sydney impacted by homelessness, domestic and family violence, and social disadvantage.

What is the ACCESS Program?

Through one-on-one mentoring and tailored learning opportunities, ACCESS supports women to improve their confidence, economic safety, and wellbeing. ACCESS offers an innovative and responsive model of support to women by facilitating access to the next step in their journey towards economic safety. The program seeks to:

- increase women’s economic opportunities

- improve women’s health and wellbeing

- build on women’s strengths to improve their knowledge, skills, and confidence.

Applications for mentors are currently closed, please join our mailing list and follow us on social media to hear about future opportunities.

Sign up to become a mentee

Being in the ACCESS program provides you with:

- a one-on-one support person to work with you on your work, study, training and wellbeing goals

- exclusive opportunities to attend courses, workshops, training, events, and more

- the opportunity to identify and build on your strengths, learn new skills and strengthen your confidence.

The program is available for women in Sydney aged 18 years and over. Applications are always open, you can read more and sign up below.

Media and Press

“My mentor speaks my language – for women whose English is not that great, it would be great for them to have a mentor who speaks their same language” - ACCESS Mentee

In 2021, the program aims to attract more mentors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Women participating as mentees in the pilot round of ACCESS came from a range of diverse cultural and language backgrounds, with almost 60% of mentees speaking other languages in addition to English and almost 70% of whom were born outside of Australia.