For Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women
The aim of the Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women is to help CALD women living in regional areas that are experiencing, or at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault, to access the support that they need.
Family and domestic violence and sexual assault support services play a critical role in most Australian communities to help women who are experiencing violence, or who may have experienced violence in the past. Consultation with CALD women indicates that services could be more proactive in offering support, and could work with CALD specific services, such as multicultural services, to assist CALD clients to become familiar with the kinds of support available.
The program’s objective is to:
- Achieve positive outcomes for at risk (or victims of domestic and family violence) CALD women, their children and their families by improving their safety and wellbeing; advancing gender equality and reduction of violence against women and children.
- Identify and reduce barriers to accessing support services for CALD women living in regional areas experiencing, or at risk of, family / domestic violence and or sexual assault
- Identify and test lasting ways for Safer Pathways workers to collaborate and work together with other community organisations, service providers and government agencies in the Mackay area to provide CALD women the best support available to them.
Safer Pathways for CALD women is funded by the federal government and is delivered in the Mackay area by George Street Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with the Mackay Women Centre, Domestic Violence Resource Services and the Mackay Integrated Service Team. The program also and collaborates with the Mackay Regional Councils “Mackay Draws the Line” and other government and non-government agencies in Mackay.
Shakespeare Child and Family Centre
43 Shakespeare Street, East Mackay QLD 4740