The path to empowerment involves having a sense of purpose. That means something different for everyone, and our Innovation Hub based at our Footscray Centre helps refugees and people seeking asylum to find theirs through our empowerment programs.
Our staff and other members work with people who want to join the Hub to identify their strengths, skills, experience and goals. Together, they find opportunities for members to feel a sense of purpose and connection, whether it be through social outings or sports, or by linking into our employment or education teams. Even without work or study rights, the programs find opportunities for everyone to contribute to or lead initiatives, recognising that the best people to run programs for people seeking asylum are often those who have experienced it.