Melbourne, Thursday 17 November 2016

Congratulations to Inner Melbourne Community Legal; Law and Advocacy Centre for Women; and Emerge. Their presentation of social change programs addressing the needs of people affected by family and domestic violence inspired a lively audience to pledge over $110,000.

See photos from the event and watch the videos.

Event partners:
 Hall Wilcox Jpeg            Women Donors Network        Victorian Women Lawyers Logo cmyk small              VWT Benevolent logo        ACF


  1. Project #1: Inner Melbourne Community Legal

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    IMCL is a committed team of community lawyers and volunteers, who partner with the Royal Women's Hospital, to help identify and intervene on behalf of women experiencing abuse, in a place where they feel comfortable, safe and without their partner's knowledge. IMCL is seeking funds to support an early intervention program on-site at the Royal Women's Hospital, providing free, timely legal advice to women at high-risk of family violence.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    Read IMCL's Application
    Read IMCL's Financials

  2. Project #2: Law & Advocacy Centre for Women

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    LACW provides pro-bono legal and social support services to women who are not otherwise eligible for legal aid. These women most often find themselves in the justice system as a result of violent domestic circumstances and severe disadvantage. LACW are seeking funding to employ a welfare case-manager to work alongside the legal team to create a more robust and holistic service offering, including therapeutic support and referrals to other essential service providers in support of women who have found themselves in contact with the legal system, often as a result of domestic violence.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    Read LACW's Application
    Read LACW's Financials

  3. Project #3: Emerge

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    Emerge has been offering crisis and prevention services for women and children experiencing domestic violence for 40 years; including a high security communal refuge, and therapeutic, educational and support programs. In that time they have found that ongoing support for women is critical to ensure they do not return to violent relationships. Emerge are seeking funding for an Art Therapy program to empower women and children in their care to overcome the trauma of domestic violence.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    Read Emerge's Application
    Read Emerge's Financials