Supporting U

Responding to multicultural communities

iStock 488598961

Supporting U builds the capacity of women leaders to support victim-survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV) in their own communities.

The program has the dual impact of both up-skilling women leaders from multicultural communities to recognise and respond to domestic violence disclosures, while also increasing the safety of DFV victim-survivors by building a network of support within their communities.

This free, voluntary program is run by SSI and funded by the NSW government.

Supporting U is for:

  • Women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Women with a passion for addressing DFV.
  • Women who would like to learn more about DFV and develop skills in identifying, responding to, and referring on victim-survivors.

Supporting U is run in:

  • Sydney - Western and South-West Sydney, NSW
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW

What does Supporting U involve?

Supporting U will be run until December 2021. The program involves:

  • A three-day course on domestic violence, responding to victim-survivors and referral services.
  • A Learning Circle group discussion held every three weeks. Learning Circle discussion groups allow the participants to self-reflect, share their experiences, participate in an established network of support, and build confidence.

At the conclusion of the program, there is the potential for long-term continuation of Learning Circles on a less regular basis, and the establishment of an ongoing telephone support network participants can use to gain advice from SSI.

Project enquiries:

For more information, please email: Juliana Nkrumah AM, Project Manager — Domestic & Family Violence, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0488 680 268