WAGEC

CHARITY DONATIONS - WAGEC

The Women's and Girls Emergency Centre

What is the WAGEC?

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a grassroots, feminist not for profit based in Sydney, NSW that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community. Every night, WAGEC supports about 200 women and children impacted by homelessness, domestic violence and systemic disadvantage by providing material aid, case management, biopsychosocial support, accommodation, and crisis responses.

Equally WAGEC seeks to address the underlying causes of gender-based violence through primary prevention activities with communities and private and public entities that want to be a part of the global movement to end gender-based violence in a generation.

Every night, we support 200 women and children impacted by homelessness, domestic violence and systemic disadvantage
- WAGEC

What are the central issues?

WAGEC supports women and families impacted by homelessness and domestic and family violence. We therefore advocate for gender equality, the safety of women and children in the community, the prevention of gender-based violence, greater access to social housing and financial independence for women. WAGEC also works women and children to nurture healing and wellbeing and recover from experiences of trauma.

Where do you see solution approaches?

WAGEC offers crisis accommodation, transitional accommodation, crisis response, case management and material aid, as well as support through their targeted programs, SEED, ACCESS and their in-house phycological services. These programs nurture healing and wellbeing, build financial independence and enrich children’s development to help them grow and thrive.

 

WAGEC also works with the community, businesses and public and private entities to educate them in areas of violence prevention. This includes topics such as healthy relationships, bystander intervention and the impacts of gender-based violence. By creating a conversation about the link between gender inequality and violence against women, WAGEC is working to end gender based violence in a generation.

Where do you see WAGEC in the future?

For all women and families to be safe, true gender equality is needed. Therefore, WAGEC will continue to support women and children in crisis and work with the community to end gender-based violence in a generation, so that we can all live in a work where violence doesn’t happen in the first place.

What are the central issues?

WAGEC supports women and families impacted by homelessness and domestic and family violence. We therefore advocate for gender equality, the safety of women and children in the community, the prevention of gender-based violence, greater access to social housing and financial independence for women. WAGEC also works women and children to nurture healing and wellbeing and recover from experiences of trauma.

Where do you see WAGEC in the future?

For all women and families to be safe, true gender equality is needed. Therefore, WAGEC will continue to support women and children in crisis and work with the community to end gender-based violence in a generation, so that we can all live in a work where violence doesn’t happen in the first place.

 

Where do you see solution approaches?

WAGEC offers crisis accommodation, transitional accommodation, crisis response, case management and material aid, as well as support through their targeted programs, SEED, ACCESS and their in-house phycological services. These programs nurture healing and wellbeing, build financial independence and enrich children’s development to help them grow and thrive.

 

WAGEC also works with the community, businesses and public and private entities to educate them in areas of violence prevention. This includes topics such as healthy relationships, bystander intervention and the impacts of gender-based violence. By creating a conversation about the link between gender inequality and violence against women, WAGEC is working to end gender based violence in a generation.

How Donations Help

Your support helps provide the following programs and activities:

SEED: The SEED Program supports the Social, Emotional, and Educational Development of children and young people whose lives are impacted by homelessness and domestic and family violence through art and music therapy, school holiday programs, homework hubs and parenting support.

ACCESS: The ACCESS Program supports women to improve their confidence, economic safety, and wellbeing. ACCESS offers an innovative and responsive model of support to women by providing mentoring support and facilitating access to the next step in their journey towards economic safety.

 

In-house psychological services: WAGEC's In-House Psychological Services is a wholistic program aimed at addressing the impacts of trauma, domestic and family violence and homelessness for women and children. These include individual and family therapy, parenting and child attachment programs, occupational therapy, group work, art therapy and trauma informed yoga.

 


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