Sign up to the ACCESS Program

By WAGEC

Published on June 2, 2022

Are you ready to take the next step towards financial independence? Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your strengths, learn new skills and strengthen your confidence?

Video Production: Paper Moose

WHAT IS THE ACCESS PROGRAM?

ACCESS is a six-month program developed by Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre to support you with your training, education and employment goals. The program is available for women in Sydney aged 18 years and over. Applications are open.

WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP?

ACCESS TO A MENTOR

A one-on-one support person to give you guidance, motivation, and information to help you achieve your goals.

ACCESS TO SOMEONE TO LISTEN

'I was really struggling in having lost faith in life, and someone spent the time and had the patience to listen to me and guide me.'

ACCESS TO SUPPORT FOR WHAT MATTERS TO YOU

'She helped me with budgeting and moving toward financial independence - it has helped with my motivation.'

ACCESS TO TAILORED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

'In a short time, she understood my weaknesses and my strengths. She helped me enrol in study and helped me find the right path to getting a job.'

ACCESS Flyer

HOW DOES IT WORK?

HOW MUCH TIME?

We ask you to commit around 4 hours a month (1 hour a week) to your mentoring relationship.

WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

You and your mentor decide how to meet, which could include talking on the phone, video calls, meeting at a café, community facility, park or library.

YOUR ACCESS MENTOR WILL NOT

  • loan or give you money
  • give you financial, health, or legal advice
  • help you get a job through their personal or professional networks or connections
  • tell you what you should do, or speak/act on your behalf
  • provide counselling to you, or be your therapist or case manager
  • help you with housing, or do the work your case manager normally does
  • be available to you outside of the hours you both agree on

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Watch below to learn more, share it with someone you know, or sign up today.