Our clients this year came from all walks of life. We saw older women needing to return to the workforce after the death of a partner or divorce, women dealing with domestic violence, addictions, mental and physical health problems and women exiting prison. Many were refugees or migrants and a significant number were young early school leavers and single mothers. Disadvantage does not discriminate. It can happen to any woman at any time. Every one of the clients we helped this year had one thing in common – the will to work.
That’s why we are developing a range of programs to assist our clients make the transition to work. This includes our Transition to Work program being hosted in each location as well as Refugee and Migrant Mentoring programs and Women Exiting Prison Programs.