Emerge was established in 1975 as the second women’s refuge in Victoria. It offered a communal living facility that assisted women and their children who were fleeing domestic violence. More than 40 years on, Emerge offers so much more than just a safe place to stay; there are practical and therapeutic programs available to the clients, supporting them to recover from their trauma, regardless of age. The organisation’s vision statement is to “create a society that is free from family violence.” We are humbled to be able to support this charity. A portion of proceeds from Run for Change will see us work together to create an educational fund to support families in refuge.