Improved access to support
A SECL financial counsellor helped Jasmina to transfer the utility bills to her name where concessions and grants were accessed. She was also supported to apply for Centrelink and have Family Tax Benefit paid to her at the correct rate.
Improved understanding of systems
Improved income through employment
Jasmina was well-educated in Sri Lanka and she was linked with a SECL Community Employment Connector who supported her in finding work. Jasmina continues to work and is studying to have her qualifications recognised in Australia.
Improved housing stability
Jasmina continues to follow the money management plan developed with the financial counsellor. After selling the family home, she was able to secure a private rental. She still has some savings and hopes to purchase her own home when she has a more stable job.
SECL’s family violence financial counselling program is supported by the Victorian Government.