We work with social workers, who are in the best position to determine how to help the woman in need. They continue to support her after our emergency relief has been provided to ensure that she gets her life back on track. Our research shows our grants are a targeted and valuable tool for welfare agencies, particularly because we can react quickly to urgent requests.
Feedback from social workers and our evaluation process tells us our assistance:
- Prevents homelessness;
- Assists a woman and her children to escape domestic violence;
- Assists education and training through the payment of fees, cost of uniforms, camps, educational supplies and computers;
- Increases a sense of self-worth, skills and knowledge through education and training;
- Increases access to employment opportunities to enable women to become financially secure;
- Improves health through the payment of essential medical bills and the purchase of essential medical items;
- Prevents disconnection of essential utilities;
- Makes life less trying through the replacement/repair of vital household items;
- Provides a crucial breathing space so a woman can get her life back on track; and
- Enables attendance at medical appointments, provides women with the ability to drop their children at childcare or to feel safe and secure or connected to their community by keeping their car on the road.