2019 Events

Educated Compassion Workshop

Do you want to learn about how to effectively outreach to people in the sex industry?

Or how to spot signs of trafficking?

Are you a practitioner, feminist, NGO worker, church leader, or just looking to learn valuable skills?

Pink Cross is excited to announce we are running a half-day Brothel Outreach Training in South Melbourne next month.  The training is engaging and interactive, and will equip you to support people in the sex industry in a compassionate, non-judgemental and pragmatic way.

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 August 2019, 9:30am – 1:15pm

WHERE: 210 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

PRICE: $150 (instead of $300 for a full day)

Saturday, 7 September 2019: South Melbourne Tour

South Melbourne Trafficking and Prostitution Awareness Tour.

WHERE: email us at info at for meeting location info

TIME: 1pm to 3.30pm. Arrive 12.45pm for a 1pm start.

WHAT TO BRING: Good walking shoes, layers of clothing as weather changes rapidly, water bottle, a pen, and a list of questions. 

Your questions may be answered during the Tour with topics discussed. When we finish the Tour at 210 Dorcas st, South Melbourne, you will be able to ask unanswered questions.

COST: 5$ to cover printing. Buy our latest seminar Booklet for $50 (cost of printing it). Order on the day directly from Geneviève Gilbert or email info at

TOUR GUIDE: Survivor and CEO of Pink Cross Foundation Australia, Geneviève Gilbert

Wednesday, 18 September 2019: Looking Beyond the Rubble

Living or working in Port Phillip?

Looking Beyond the Rubble is an initiative which allows local Port Philip organisations to come together and talk about various focus issues that they are dealing with. Each meeting is an opportunity to share stories, resources, ideas and support with the others there, so that we can work together to better address the many issues facing our communities. Pink Cross Foundation Australia is pleased to be participating in this event on 18 September.

When: Wednesday, 18 September, 1:30 to 4.30pm

Where: 210 Dorcas st, South Melbourne

Saturday, 21 September 2019: C.O.A.C.H. Community Mentoring

In exciting news, we are thrilled to announce that we are running a strength based C.O.A.C.H. Mentor Training Program. Thanks to your generous donations via our Chain of Hearts fundraiser in 2018, as well as the generosity of Toby Baxter (founder of C.O.A.C.H. Community Mentoring), we are now a licenced COACH Network training provider! 

When:    Saturday 21 September 9:00am to 4:00pm (7 hrs). Lunch provided 
               Sunday 22 September 1:00pm to 4:00 (3 hrs). Four more hours of training to be undertaken online

A few of the chapters of the programs can be undertaken online in your own time. It contains professional videos and a learning process which you will find useful in your journey towards becoming a Trained Mentor for people experiencing distress within the sex industry.

Where:    210 Dorcas St, South Melbourne — Wooden doors Heritage building entrance

Cost:  $27 to cover lunch ($15) and the cost the manual ($12).

To book: Email Geneviève, Interim Mentor Coordinator:  ‘info at’ 

How to prepare:

1. Be ready to commit to be ‘a friend with a purpose’ for 9-18 months, giving 1 hr per week of your time 
2. Undertake a volunteer Police Check and obtain a volunteer Working with Children Check.
3. Read the full Position Description and Book your spot. Email Geneviève on info |at| to book

Referrals from your agency: To refer a participant (a ‘worker’ or “consumer’ of the sex industry)  you can fill up this form (soon).

Self-referral: We are so glad you found us here! Click here (soon) to send us the form back.

Brochure: To show the benefits of C.O.A.C.H. to a prospective participant, download the brochure (soon). Soon to be amended by C.O.A.C.H./Pink Cross to reflect who we work with at Pink Cross.

Volunteer cook: Do you love cooking? If so, we’d love your help! We’re looking for a talented cook to help us feed and give back to our mentors-in-training. If you can donate your time to help us make something yummy, please contact Geneviève at info |at|

Saturday, 28 September 2019: Brothel Outreach Training

This training is for volunteers interested in joining our dedicated brothel outreach team, and learning how to engage with women in a non-judgemental way. The training will cover how to be an effective outreach worker and keep yourself and the people you meet in brothels emotionally and physically safe. Be informed on how to observe and spot signs of human sexual trafficking and report them to Police. Lean to engage with women and offer our healing and recovery services.

WHERE: Clayton or South Melbourne (TBC)

TIME: Start at 1pm sharp for a 4pm finish, with a 15 mins break at 2.15pm.

To undertake the training you MUST be able to commit to a one day/night per week outreach, which is discussed prior to undertaking the training. This is all dependent on when registered people are available for outreach as a small group. You will only be trained if 4 women at least can outreach on the same day/night.

When the team is deemed ready, you will be left outreaching with your Team Coordinator, who will report to Pink Cross Australia’s CEO, Geneviève Gilbert.

NB: Men’s outreach training (meeting purchasers of sex on the street or in brothels as well as online) can be scheduled depending on demand. Emotionally mature professional men only, with a background in teaching, counselling, ministry, psychology or similar is preferred but not required.

All attendees to the outreach will be required to provide a Police Check.

Sat, 7 December 2019: Pink Cross Foundation Australia Christmas Dinner

WHERE: South Melbourne (location TBC)

TIME: 6pm

The end of the year is here! Let’s all meet in a relaxed environment over a meal to celebrate Christmas. This is a chance for all friends and members of the Foundation to meet, receive details on the year’s work, and have their views heard.

We are open to suggestions for organising this event, and for support in making this night memorable!  Stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter. 

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