WHAT WE DO
Creating safer futures for women and children by ending gender-based violence in a generation.
Our crisis response includes providing safe housing, case management, and domestic and family violence support.
Our Central Support Office in Redfern provides personalised crisis assistance to women and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. When people first come to WAGEC, we talk to them about their situation then refer them to the best services and programs for their needs. When women and families come to us in crisis, we can help them to find housing and other immediate support.
We provide short term accommodation for women and families across the inner city and inner west of Sydney, totalling 90 beds on any given night. We also provide over 45 transitional properties for families and a large ten-bed transitional property for single women. Our medium-term accommodation offers women and families the stability of affordable housing before they move on to a more permanent home. Most of the women and children in these refuges have experienced domestic and family violence, so we ensure the properties and safe and secure.
We provide a specialist after hours support service for women and children who are leaving violent situations. DVRE is available during the evenings, 7 days a week. To access support, referrals are made through NSW Domestic Violence Line and Link2Home.
We provide wrap around services and holistic support to the women and children who are living in our accommodation and in the community.
Our tailored programs build on the existing strength and resilience of our clients to break the cycle of violence, intergenerational trauma and social disadvantage.
ACCESS provides pathways to work, training and education opportunities for women in Sydney.
The SEED Program identifies the Social, Emotional, Educational and Development needs of children and young people living in WAGEC accommodation.
All In is a whole-of-service project designed to empower early childhood staff and families to change gender stereotypes together.
The work of primary prevention, or the prevention of violence against women, refers to a range of initiatives aimed at the whole of the population to address the underlying drivers of gender-based violence. Prevention actions include campaigns, training in communities to understand the links between gender inequality and violence and initiatives that challenge violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours.