What is inSpire

inSpire is an initiative of inTouch that was established in 2018 and which aims to fill a crucial gap in support services by helping migrant and refugee women and children move beyond family violence.

There are many challenges for women in this crucial time, especially when facing language barriers, visa issues, financial stress and community and family isolation. inSpire helps women overcome these hardships, feel empowered and reconnected with the community.

Support from the community is vital and will go towards developing and maintaining programs for vulnerable women and children in need, who fall outside of our government-funded services.

Donate: You can make a donation to help support victims of family violence rebuild their lives here.

To find out more about why you should support inSpire, see our prospectus.

How we support refugee women and children

inSpire helps women establish their economic independence and emotional wellbeing.

We do this by creating opportunities for women to gain new life and financial skills, allowing them to rebuild their self-confidence and explore pathways into further training, education and employment.

What we focus on

The inSpire fund offers assistance in three focus areas:

  • Economic empowerment – building skills to strengthen women’s financial independence.
  • Building stronger families – strengthening the bond between a mother and her children.
  • Creating social connections – building a sense of community amongst women.

What our impact is

We invest for real impact.

Our work is evidence-based and we deliver programs and opportunities that enable women to gain economic independence and emotional wellbeing.

The activities we run are bold and informed, like the investors who make them possible.

Hosting events for our communities

As part of creating social connections, we will host events to celebrate three cultural festivities in 2019:

• Christmas
• Eid al-Fitr
• Diwali

These cultural festivities are particularly important in the lives of the women we help.

Why we host events

Many women are separated from their families and children due to family violence. This can be isolating and particularly difficult during times of cultural festivities.

We host these events to bring women together, to create a sense of community and as a reminder that they are not alone.

Our approach when working with women

The women we help are not just participants in our projects.

We hear from them about their ideas, needs, and cultural values and use these insights to inform our future programs and activities.

We encourage women to be active participants in the implementation of a program or activity and learn life skills along the way.