Growing Horizons

Free social gatherings for women from African communities. 

Growing Horizons is a project in the Adelaide community for African women who are experiencing social isolation and disadvantage, women living with disabilities or supporting family members with disabilities and seniors.

Growing Horizons provides support, social connection, skill development, referral pathways, information and support to access mainstream and multicultural services available to meet their needs to women from African communities who are isolated, disengagement and disadvantage.

This project builds on the pilot program developed by YWCA called Crossing the Bridge, which provided support and connection to women from African communities who were either living with a disability or supporting family members living with disabilities.


The Growing Horizons program brings women together to:

  • Build valuable friendships and networks, reducing social isolation
  • Encourage and support one another
  • Develop spoken English skills
  • Address challenges and barriers faced when accessing mainstream services
  • Engage in art and craft activities
  • Develop work ready skills


YWCA works alongside communities to provide safe, supportive spaces where women can connect with each other through free, fun social gatherings.

Group activities are open to all women from African communities living in Adelaide. Some transport and interpreting assistance can be provided on request.


To find out more about Growing Horizons or to get involved please contact:

Tsige Girmay on 8203 9410 or [email protected]