Survivor News

International Women’s Day at The Freedom Hub
International Women’s Day at The Freedom Hub

This International Women’s Day at The Freedom Hub, we took time to celebrate our success stories so far. And we took time to think about our vision for the future. The Freedom Hub supports 37 women who escaped modern slavery. It is the only charity in Australia...

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Message from our CEO
Message from our CEO

Well it has been a flying start to 2019. There is so much to do! I am not sure I will ever feel undaunted by the responsibility on our shoulders helping victims of modern slavery recover. Recover from their trauma, navigating their daily problems and helping them try...

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Celebrating new found Survivors
Celebrating new found Survivors

When we receive new survivors at The Freedom Hub we celebrate. The referral of a new survivor means they are: no longer being held captive looking forward to their future making choices about their own life free from slavery This month we are celebrating three new...

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Survivor Success Story – Finding your way
Survivor Success Story – Finding your way

A survivor success story is always a story worth telling. This post depicts how the simple success of finding your way can have an incredible impact on a survivors confidence. I consider myself a proficient public transport user, but when I went to Melbourne for the...

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Statistics 2018
Statistics 2018

What a big year 2018 has been! Here is our Social Impact Report.  This year we found New Survivor School location in Pyrmont. We employed a new Transition Coach, and found new charity partners. We are so grateful for the generosity from our business partners, donors...

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Survivor Story – Building Self Confidence
Survivor Story – Building Self Confidence

Building self confidence can be a big part of recover in a survivor story. Trust and belief in self is stripped when you have been a victim of modern slavery. The Back Story After being held captive by a family for 8 years and forced to work unpaid every day, Cindy*...

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Christmas holiday program for our survivors
Christmas holiday program for our survivors

Christmas time and holiday season can feel very lonely and frightening for survivors of modern slavery. Without family and only a few friends (if any), staying alone can be a real source of anguish, while getting out of their apartment on their own can be another...

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Goodbye & Thank you to Vanessa and Rebecca
Goodbye & Thank you to Vanessa and Rebecca

After 4 months being part of the Freedom Hub teams, our lovely interns Vanessa Wilson and Rebecca Sorrel, will greatly be missed. Bringing tremendous support, along with their enthusiasm and great social work knowledge, Vanessa andRebecca definitely put their heart...

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New term at the Survivor School
New term at the Survivor School

We are ramping up for the new term and Summer holidays are just around the corner. This term our Survivor School classes will include: Communication Office Skills Money Minded, and tutoring for survivors who have made it into TAFE. The Survivor School will continue to...

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Spotlight on Forced Marriage
Spotlight on Forced Marriage

Attending the NSW Forced Marriage Network meeting in September, our team shares what they’ve learnt from key stakeholders to better collaborate, prevent and protect those who are at risk of forced marriage.

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