'Tools for Change' was a mentoring project run by WHGNE from 2010-2013 aimed at increasing the financial confidence and capability of women leaving domestic violence.
It was preceded by Common Cents and The Domestic Violence NILS program within the organisation. In supporting women to regain or develop their financial skills, Tools for Change aimed to reduce the number of women and their children returning to violence or becoming homeless.
'Tools for Change' also acknowledged the need for a multi-layered response to the journey of women exiting violence with low financial confidence. This project developed; a mentor project training package, Rural Financial Counsellor domestic and family violence resources in response to a sector needs survey as well as discrete tools development in response to tools of value within the mentor training and mentee uptake.