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EmpowerHer: Supporting Local Women Where They Are

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Last updated: 09/07/2024

IMPACT Community Services is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women program. This funding will enable the launch of the EmpowerHer initiative, aimed at supporting women and girls in the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, and Discovery Coast regions.

“At IMPACT Community Services, we’re dedicated to supporting diverse groups within our community, especially women,” said Nancy Oosterhof, IMPACT’s General Manager of Health and Support. “Our new initiative, EmpowerHer, will deliver a range of wellbeing resources and support services directly to girls and women.”

EmpowerHer seeks to eliminate barriers that often prevent women from accessing the support they need, such as transportation, financial constraints, and lack of awareness about available services. By converting a trailer into a portable ‘pop-up shop,’ we can bring these resources directly to the community.

“Through a strong community presence, active participation at local events, and ongoing collaboration with other organisations, we are committed to ensuring women get the support they need,” Oosterhof continued.

EmpowerHer will offer a range of activities, including wellbeing workshops (meditation, mindfulness), health service delivery, educational and awareness initiatives, and parenting and fitness classes like Pilates. These activities are designed to empower and support women to improve their health and wellbeing.

“When we provide support at the right place and time, we can truly change lives. This is what EmpowerHer is all about – creating a positive impact within the community by helping women build confidence, gain new skills, and improve their overall wellbeing,” Oosterhof said.

“We are grateful to the Queensland Government for their Investing in Queensland Women grant, which will allow us to bring our EmpowerHer directly to women and girls in the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, and Discovery Coast communities. This initiative will not only empower women directly but also generate lasting benefits for their families and the wider communities.”

For more information about EmpowerHer, visit the IMPACT Community Services website or call 1800 179 233.

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