Zig Zag provides a place of healing, support, and social action and change for young women aged 12-25 years. As a feminist service, we are committed to working alongside young women and acknowledging their expertise in their own lives. We acknowledge that social, political, cultural and economic contexts limits young women’s power, creating vulnerability and disadvantage.
In particular, Zig Zag provides services to young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and young women who are survivors of sexual violence.
Young women can access short, medium or long term counselling depending on their needs and will be offered regular opportunities to review the counselling process to ensure that it is meeting their needs. They offer counselling and group work services in Camp Hill, Zillmere and Inala.
Their accommodation is women’s only and is medium-term, which is 3-6 months. They do not have emergency accommodation so they are unable to provide housing straight away. At Zig Zag they provide supported accommodation which means young women who are housed with them will have a housing support worker to meet with regularly.
Zig Zag can also come out to schools community groups and attend community events to provide education about the nature and incidence of sexual assault and its impacts on young women.