What is inSpire?
inTouch’s inSpire initiative is a critical and unique program that provides support to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds who are recovering from family violence.
InTouch’s case managers do an incredible job supporting women who are experiencing family violence, and ensuring the safety of the women that we work with. The team at inSpire focuses on what happens next – how we can support a woman to build a life she chooses, to connect with others safely and meaningfully- to take her future into her own hands.
We know that women from migrant and refugee backgrounds continue to face barriers that inhibit their full engagement in the community following family violence. inSpire’s goal is to bridge the gap between crisis and long-term wellbeing, and to empower women to live their lives, their way.
inSpire was established in 2018, following the identification of a gap in support experienced by women from refugee and migrant backgrounds post-crisis. It was clear that there were a number of difficulties for women in overcoming institutional, cultural, social and financial barriers after family violence. Women needed assistance boosting their confidence, skills and community connections in order to rebuild their lives here in Australia.
Key to developing these programs were advocates from our lived experience advisory group, Inspire for Change, ensuring that we continue to value and centre the voice of women in our program design, and strive to reflect their priorities, their input and their guidance in the work that we continue to do.
inSpire focuses on three core streams of programming:
We know we can’t do this work on our own. We are always keen to partner with other organisations and skilled individuals who share our vision and can help to increase the impact of this important work.
We are particularly keen build relationships in the areas of training and upskilling, pathways to employment and opportunities for families to come together. To learn more about our work, please contact us at email@example.com