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Women and Mentoring - WAM Limited

Help keep women out of prison

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Please help to keep the WAM mentoring lifeline going strong. 

Through the provision of volunteer mentoring services to women involved in the criminal justice system:

  • WAM enables disadvantaged women to get their lives back on track by promoting more effective engagement with social services
  • WAM breaks the cycle of intergenerational offending and helps to reduce other social costs
  • WAM saves money. It costs at least $117,000 per annum to keep a woman in a Victorian prison. With $5,500 we can support a vulnerable woman in a positive mentoring relationship for a year. 

90% of women currently incarcerated are on remand, waiting too long for their cases to be heard. For mothers, this means children are often placed in the care system and, for most women, it’s a cruel blow after the cycle of family violence underlying their situation

Our financial survival is under serious threat. This is because government and other potential funders are shifting their priorities away from programs like WAM’s to focus instead on emergency funding of  coronavirus responses. There simply isn’t enough funding to go around.  

Thank you for being a friend of WAM 

Help Women and Mentoring - WAM Limited to reach their goal of $90,000

$5,330 raised

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Contact Details

PO Box 8081
NORTH ROAD VIC, 3187

0422608391

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.