Expansion of Women’s Information Service (WIS) Children’s Centre’s program 1.4
Building on the significant success of the two pilot sites, the Women's Information Service (WIS), in partnership with the Department for Education, will expand the program to other Children’s Centres. We have seen significant success in our trial sites, with many of the former WIS volunteers moving into paid employment in a wide range of vocations after gaining valuable experience at the Children’s Centre. There is potential for our safety hubs to be associated with this work.
What have we achieved
There are now 25 Women's Information Service volunteers as part of Children's Centres at Aldinga, O'Sullivan's Beach and Parafield Gardens. Seven volunteers have moved to employment and five volunteers to further employment.
What is next
WIS-model safety hubs will be opened at Mount Barker and Gawler, following the successful model safety hub at The Haven in Murray Bridge, which had 305 client contacts before a temporary COVID-19-related closure in March.
What difference will we make
These measures all form part of a more integrated family violence sector, providing better outcomes to keep families safe in their communities.