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Welcome to 2022!

Welcome to 2022!

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Nobody could have predicted what 2020 and 2021 would bring, there is great cause for hope ahead in 2022.

While many of the challenges we have faced in the last two years are still with us, we should pause and reflect on the incredible resilience and strength demonstrated. We have shown that even under the most difficult of circumstances, profound work and success can still be achieved.

Despite what may come, I have no doubt Survivors, families, and advocates will continue to adjust and succeed no matter the challenge.

While normal may be hard to define at the moment, the one thing that remains unchanged is the incredible courage and determination of our community.

IGFF is incredibly proud of the continued adaptability and resilience that saw us through the hardships of 2020 and 2021.

So even if COVID-19 is likely to remain with us for some time to come, the commitment of myself and the staff at IGFF is unwavering – ours is a community deserving of help to reach health and retain hope.

Clare Leaney
CEO
In Good Faith Foundation

In this newsletter, you’ll find information about our upcoming Comedy for a Cause fundraiser on Friday 4 March, the first Melbourne Victims’ Collective meeting of 2022 on Friday 25 March, and other key updates.

If this email raises any questions for you, you want to get in touch, or have something to donate to our upcoming fundraiser, you can give us a  call on 1300 12 4433 or email igff@igff.org.au. For more information and regular updates you can check out our website, Facebook page, LinkedIn or Youtube.


 

IGFF’s Comedy for a Cause Fundraiser

Join us on Friday 4 March for a big night of laughs for all ages, as Comedy for a Cause brings you some of the best comedic talent from Australia.
As a fundraiser for our front-line services, the night will feature comedians from the Melbourne and Sydney International Comedy Festivals, and include food, drinks, and the chance to win one of our fantastic prizes.
If you haven’t already, book your ticket now to avoid missing out: comedyforacause.net/IGFF

Book your tickets online now!


You can also keep in the loop by responding to our Facebook event, where we’ll provide updates on the acts, prizes, and other key information.

Doors open at 6pm, with the all ages comedy show commencing at 7pm at Adamson Hall, Wesley College, 577 St Kilda Rd, Prahran.

If you can’t make it on the night, but would still like to contribute, we’d love any donations for our raffle or silent auction. If you have anything that you can contribute, or want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



Melbourne Victims’ Collective Meeting

The first Melbourne Victims’ Collective virtual meeting of 2022 is going to be held on Friday 25 March at 10am. To find out more about the MVC, you can get in touch with our team by calling 1300 12 4433 or emailing igff@igff.org.au

While the calendar for the rest of the year is subject to change, the dates are currently planned for:

  • Meeting 1 – Friday 25 March
  • Meeting 2 – Friday 24 June
  • Meeting 3 – Friday 30 September
  • Meeting 4 – Wednesday 30 November

Community Consultation: The National Office for Child Safety

The National Office for Child Safety are currently calling for feedback on a proposed Advisory Group to provide regular input around the design, implementation and evaluation of the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse 2021-2030.

This is an opportunity to ensure that Survivors’ voices are heard, and that those most impacted by institutional abuse are not only listened to, but given the opportunity to guide key policy-makers in ensuring historic failures to protect and to respond never happen again.

If you would like to talk to us about our response, or would like to work through your response to the consultation with a member of our Casework Team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Find out more about the consultation process here

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If you have any more questions about what we’ve been up to, how we can support Survivors, or any of our services, you can give us a call on 1300 12 IGFF (4433) or email igff@igff.org.au.


Donate now to support the work of the Foundation

All donations of $2 or more to IGFF (ABN 53 165 246 926) are tax deductible in Australia.

Every donation to IGFF is used to help Survivors, families and communities recover from institutional child abuse. Your support will assist case management and advocacy for individuals, the Melbourne Victims’ Collective, community education and feedback to government.


IGFF is committed to achieving justice for Survivors of institutional abuse. We acknowledge the strength, courage and sacrifices of all on the journey to recovery.


IGFF would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

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