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WAGEC is a not-for-profit charity that has been creating safe spaces for women and families in inner city Sydney and the inner west for over 43 years. We provide support and shelter to women and their children when they need it most, in times of crisis and adversity. Women and families accessing our services have been impacted by the effects of homelessness, domestic violence and systemic disadvantage.

Each night we are accommodating 200 women and children.

We offer crisis accommodation, medium term supported housing, rapid response and outreach support for mums with kids as well as single women. We operate a specialist domestic violence support service after hours to provide intensive, targeted support when women and kids are leaving violent situations. We work toward a safe future for all women and families by providing enriching activities for children and young people, parenting groups to support mothers, therapeutic programs such as art and music therapy and opportunities for women to engage in study and training to enable them to up-skill and re-enter the workforce.

We provide case management services, including provision of holistic emotional and practical support, goal setting, advocacy and service referral.

We work with our community to advocate, provide training, capacity building and community development activities.
We do this because we believe that violence against women and children is serious, prevalent and driven by gender inequality, but that it is preventable if we all work together.