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Take the First Step Project - City of Hume
















With funding provided by the Hume City Council, the Take the First Step Project will work with local women in the City of Hume and train them to become leaders who can help prevent family violence in the community.    

The City of Hume has the second highest rates of family violence incidents in Victoria, with many families experiencing isolation as infrastructure fails to keep up with population growth. This innovative project will provide a grassroots response by encouraging local women to create a network of support using community-led engagement strategies. The peer education training will allow the women to learn more about the causes of family violence and how to respond to and support someone experiencing family violence, including where they can go for help.   This project recognises that reaching isolated women in the places where they feel safest with accurate information regarding support options is often the first step towards safety for themselves and their children. 

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