For Women in Rural and Regional Victoria
BreaCan, through its 1300 781 500 number, allows women to receive the information and support they need for the cost of a local call. Volunteers are trained to speak with women by phone and also through email, to help them feel connected and heard.
Library resources are available to women in regional and rural areas and can be posted and returned to the resource centre at no cost.
BreaCan works often in collaboration with health professionals in regional and rural areas to provide opportunities for women to visit the city based resource centre. City Visits often entail women gathering at a rural centre and then travelling together by bus to BreaCan for a day consisting of an information session, lunch and pre arranged visits to other support services, or even bra fittings at major department stores. The City Visit program is just one initiative that allows women living outside of Melbourne an opportunity to connect with each other.
Public Forums are another initiative that BreaCan has instigated. These forums involve BreaCan in partnership with other organisations, travelling to regional areas and conducting free information days, often at local community centres.
If you live in a rural or regional area and would like to know more about what BreaCan can do for you, or even if you have a suggestion, please get in touch.
If you are a health professional and would like to collaborate on a City Visit or Regional Forum please send a request, or phone us on 1300 781 500.