Free information, support and referrals for women

Helping women like Sally and Anne

Vital WIRE services your donations help support

By donating to WIRE,  you will help to support the vital services WIRE provides to women in Victoria:

  • Confidential Women’s Support Line (1300 134 130)
  • Women’s Information Centre
  • Free computer, wifi and internet access for women
  • Free computer classes for women returning to work and those that wish to use the internet as a social tool
  • Free job coaching to help women find employment
  • Workshops and seminars for women on topics such as money management, financial abuse and family violence, and other women’s issues
  • Accredited training

Real life examples of WIRE’s impact

Sally’s story:  Sally* knew that it was wrong when her partner defrauded her of her life savings and left her penniless.  However she didn’t know what she could do about it or if she had the strength to take the matter further.

After calling WIRE‘s Women’s Support Line, she found out that what her ex-partner had done was not only wrong but illegal and there was a lot she could do about it. Sally’s ex-partner is now in jail for what he did; more importantly for Sally, she has been able to move forward with her life.

Anne’s story: Anne* lost her home when she and her son fled from her violent ex-partner. She rented a flat with her small income from part-time work, but was evicted when she could no longer afford an increase in rent. Unable to find another affordable place to rent, she soon lost her part-time work. With no money, job or home, and a dependent child, she didn’t think she had anywhere to turn to—mother and son ended up living in their car parked near the son’s school.  

In desperation Anne called WIRE.  After speaking to a WIRE phone support worker who listened and offered support, Anne was relieved to find that she was not alone in a crisis. WIRE offered her options and support; most of all Anne was given hope.  

*Anne and Sally are fictitious names used to protect the privacy of WIRE service users.

Yes, I would like to donate to WIRE!

Donate online today and your donation will help WIRE provide the information and support women like Sally and Anne need to turn their lives around. All donations above $2.oo are tax deductible. Become a monthly donor or make a one-off donation online.

Alternatively, you can make a donation by filling in the WIRE Donation Form 2013  emailing it to  or posting it to WIRE 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne 3003. You can also call Kate Whiting on (03) 0348 0416 (option 6) to make a donation over the phone.

Thank you!

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This page was last updated on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
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