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MAY NEWSLETTER 2021

Dear <<First Name>>,

As a new 'circuit breaker' lockdown looms, I am reminded of the resilience and strength of our communities over the past 18 months. I am also reminded of the importance of a safe and secure home, a connected community and adequate resources to support us through these challenging times.

May has seen the release of both the Federal and State Budgets, and we join with other organisations across the sector in reflecting on the impacts for the women and children we work with. Although touted as a 'Women's Budget', targeted gender investment made up less than 1% of total investment. You can read ACOSS's analysis on the impact of the Federal Budget on women on low incomes here. The Victorian State Budget did offer a more specific response to the issues facing women, including a welcomed focus on Gender Responsive Budgeting. You can read GEN VIC's analysis here

Juno, like many for-purpose organisations, is supported in much of our work through government funding; however, there are still many gaps. We rely on our generous supporters as we partner with women facing homelessness, family violence and poverty to build the futures they want for themselves and their families.

If you can, please consider responding to our End of Financial Year Appeal to enable us to continue our work.

You can read about the new and creative ways that we are supporting women below. 
In this edition, you'll find information about Juno's Rapid Response Clinic - a new drop-in service for women at risk of homelessness; participant feedback from our Art for Wellbeing and Recovery Workshops, our financial literacy course in partnership with Bridge Darebin, plus, an interview with our valued partner inTouch who support women from migrant and refugee backgrounds who have experienced family violence, and more.

Warmly,

Jade Blakkarly
CEO, Juno

New drop-in Rapid Response Clinic

Juno's Rapid Response Clinic is a new drop-in service that provides women at risk of homelessness with support and information around housing options and accessing support services to prevent a future housing crisis. Attendees can access one to two support sessions with our case workers, who can give them the information they need relating to their situation, including:   

  • Information on tenancy rights or accessing financial assistance    
  • Information around family or domestic violence support  
  • Help with private rental searches, as well as access to a private rental pack    
  • Navigating Centrelink and other support services   
  • Information on financial counselling
  • Advocacy with landlords/real estate agents    
  • Applying for community housing and housing co-ops   
  • Referrals to appropriate support services   
  • Information on where to get material aid such as food relief, furniture, white goods, phone credit and clothing.   
Find out more >
Art for Recovery and Wellbeing Workshops

Juno recently concluded our eight week Art Workshops for women who have experienced homelessness and family violence, with a second series planned for July. 
"Everyone has a voice in these sessions and there is no judgement. The artwork keeps my mind off problems and allows me to concentrate on what I am doing.”

 
Read More >
Partner Spotlight: inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (inTouch) provides person-centred, integrated and culturally responsive family violence services to migrant and refugee communities across Victoria.

As part of our collaborative practice in the provision of family violence support services, we have developed a strong relationship with inTouch.

"This formal partnership allows us to develop effective co-case management where we collaborate and engage with each other to achieve the best outcomes for clients. Sharing resources and secondary consultation have also been a highlight." - Aun Bertram- inTouch Client Services Team Leader.

Read More about inTouch >
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Financial literacy for women: Money Matters course

Juno is partnering with Bridge Darebin to offer a free 6-week financial literacy course to arm women experiencing homelessness and family violence with the skills and knowledge to take control of their finances. Get in touch with Juno on 03 8692 2020 to find out more about the course.

EMPath's Disrupting Poverty Together Summit

Juno recently attended the two-day virtual summit 'Disrupting Poverty Together' hosted by our valued partner EMPath. Read more about how we've adapting EMPath's model to create Juno's EMPower (Economic Mobility Power) Coaching Program, the first of its kind in Australia here.

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