Women’s Justice Network

Mentoring Programme
Women’s Justice Network works with women and girls affected by the criminal justice system, through a gender specific mentoring programme, where they train volunteer women mentors from the community and match them with women who are exiting custody, or girls involved in juvenile justice, to provide a non-judgmental relationship and practical support.

The mentoring programme  encourages women and girls to make choices for a better future and has shown great results in reducing the likelihood a woman/girl will return to custody, compared to the general female prison population.

Seacliff SLSC (SA)

Suneden Special School Project – an extension of “Beach Access for All”
The Seacliff SLSC Suneden Special School Project is an 8 week programme created and conducted in partnership with Suneden Special School (a former UCF grant recipient). The programme is tailored to the needs of participants and teaches beach safety and water awareness skills which have positive impacts that reach far beyond these activities. Now entering its 3rd year, Seacliff SLSC have revised and improved the programme to ensure the best outcomes possible for participants.

Connecting Hands Training Cafe (Cambodia)

Connecting Hands Training Cafe – Traineeship (Cambodia)
Connecting Hands (2010) is an Australian based, independent not-for-profit charity reaching out to young victims of human trafficking and slavery in Cambodia.

Sustainable employment is often the only way to remove and support women who have suffered enslavement and violence and prevent the occurrence of further exploitation & slavery.

Hopes and Dreams (South Africa)

Economic Empowerment – women’s self-help groups (South Africa)
Hopes and Dreams began their first project in 2010 and are passionate about their work to help break the cycle of poverty for those who have lived with it for years and even generations.

Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.

They focus on two key areas:

Barrier Breakers Inc.

Art as Therapy
Barrier Breakers will develop two, Art as Therapy programmes in Sale Victoria. One programme will be for the general community and one for the indigenous community, which will concentrate specifically on indigenous art forms. In both cases, the programmes will be open to people who have a mental illness and to their families and carers.

Deafblind Association NSW (Inc.)

Unheard Voices – Tactile Interpreters for performance rehearsals
The Deafblind Association NSW Inc (DBANSW) was formed in 1989 in Sydney due to limited social services available to adults with deafblindness. It has developed into an organisation that provides support to people with deafblindness to advocate for systemic change to ensure their inclusion in their communities. DBANSW undertakes community education, volunteer training as well as providing social support.

Lolly Jar Circus Inc

UCF Scholarships for two people
Lolly Jar Circus (LJC) was founded in Adelaide 4 years ago to provide young people 3-25, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities or socially at risk, the opportunity to improve their physical, emotional and social fitness whilst having fun learning circus tricks.

Dress for Success Adelaide

Skills to Succeed Academy
Dress For Success Adelaide were the recipient of a $2000 grant in 2015 when they first opened their doors to clients. That grant was instrumental in providing job seekers with sales and POS skills which has ultimately assisted them into various field of employment.

Dress For Success Adelaide have been a resounding force for good by any measure  and they report-
In 2016/2017 Dress for Success Adelaide served 359 women taking the total of women served by our affiliate to 586. Of the 586 women equipped with employable skills 265 were successful in gaining employment – a result of 45%. We conducted 810 Career Support Program appointments, provided 2,754 pieces of clothing and accessories to the value of $34,770 to 526 clients (NB: not all clients need to access clothing for interview or employment suiting).