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WIRE

Free support, referral and information for all Victorian women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people.

A public service announcement about COVID-19 & WIRE.

 

COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 has caused a surge in financial hardship, financial abuse and family violence. If you’re experiencing anything like this, we’re here to help. Click the orange ‘need support’ button on the bottom left of this page to talk to a support worker.

Explore WIRE

Family Violence

Violence against women is a significant human rights issue in Victoria. Everyone has a right to safety in homes, schools, at work and on the streets.

Money

Finance is an important issue for women. Being informed and knowing where to access relevant information is an important first step.

Relationships

Women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people often talk to us about relationship issues they may be experiencing; WIRE provides support and information so people can make decisions about what course of action is right for them.

Housing

Having a safe, secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights. WIRE’s housing resources aim to help women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people in Victoria understand and better navigate the housing system.

Migration

People move countries for all sorts of reasons. WIRE can offer support for women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people experiencing isolation, visa stress, racism and more.

Legal Advice

Legal matters are often complex, time-consuming and can drain your energy and money. WIRE can help you identify pathways to legal support and ways that you can support yourself whilst working through legal matters.

Health & Wellbeing

Audre Lorde said self-care was a radical act, an act of radical self-preservation — you can't pour from an empty vessel. Self-care is an important part of living well. Explore this section for information on emotional and mental health well-being.

Parenting & Families

WIRE can talk to you about pregnancy, family planning, abortion, parenting orders and the day-to-day experience of raising toddlers, primary-aged kids and teenagers. We can also discuss adolescent violence.

Employment

Support and referrals to connect with relevant workshops and networks for developing a career pathway and obtaining work experience.

Gender & Sexuality

Gender Identity and sexuality can be taboo issues. WIRE can support people to find information, support and referrals as well as direct people to appropriate LBGTIQ+ services.

What’s on at WIRE during COVID-19?

Due to COVID-19 our Walk-In Information Centre is closed. We are running some clinics and training sessions remotely.

Stay Updated

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