Migrant Services

 Three E’s to Freedom Program (Employment, Education, Empowerment)

Through our 3E’s to Freedom Program we work with adult women from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, aiming to identify and resolve barriers to independent living they are experiencing. The Program is funded as part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children and  is designed to be fluid and flexible to meet the individual needs of the women involved.

Over 52 weeks, participants receive support with developing their English language skills, accessing vocational education, attaining a driver’s licence, as well as help with work fitness, IT and financial literacy skills. A group of industry mentors supports each participant to develop workplace confidence and competence.

The program has an educational component that includes a range of hard and soft skill development, as well as strategies to develop underpinning skills such as work fitness.

The employment component includes linking formally and informally with industry mentors and prospective employers to provide work experience, develop workplace confidence and increased understanding of Australian workplace culture.

The program has an action research component that will inform the delivery of  future programs focussing on other vulnerable groups such as Indigenous women and women with a disability.

The program operates in Coffs Harbour, Richmond-Tweed and the Gold Coast.