The Women's Creative Hub was established in 2015. It is run by the House of Welcome in partnership with Enactus Macquarie and Auburn Asian Welfare Centre.
WCH is an inclusive and empowering space for women from asylum-seeking and refugee backgrounds. The initial aim of the Hub was to develop the social skills of women through building connections and weekly interactions. Having just about 5 members, we knew it was just the beginning. The motivation and success of our partners took us to the place we are now. With over 24 members we saw an opportunity to shift our mission.
Now, the Hub provides opportunities for women to gain financial independence and improve their skills. As such, we have enabled the women to share and learn a craft, develop professional and cooking skills through catering events and developed their skills to be successful entrepreneurs.
'Eye Opener' (Lauren, Hub Volunteer)
"This experience has opened my eyes to the real challenges that these women face rather than just what the news stories show (which ultimately is only half the story"