What’s keeping Radio National Presenter Susan Ryan awake at night? It’s the nightmarish image of Australians arriving at the end of a long and hard-working life to find that they have nowhere to live.
In her insomnia she fears that our streets and parks will overflow with decent older people, sleeping on newspapers and cardboard boxes, people who have worked all their lives and yet they can’t afford rent.
On 8 October 2016 Susan Ryan hosted Judy Line, CEO of Women’s Housing Limited and Professor Peter Phibbs. The result was a timely, considered and important discussion. Radio National aired this discussion on “What keeps me awake” on 8 October 2016.
Audio is available on the ABC homepage. Please click the link below.
We are pleased to announce that art classes have started at our Mt Martha Rooming House.
Women’s Housing Limited would like to thank Cheryl Widlend. It is because of her vision and unwavering commitment that this project began. Cheryl’s amazing talent and undying passion are contagious, and her patient, friendly teaching style are producing fantastic results. The atmosphere is relaxed and the participants have fun learning.
Cheryl put it perfectly when she said, “I love being the glue that hold the pages together of a new book we are all writing together”. Cheryl runs art classes each Monday from 11am – 3pm in the art room.
Also joining Cheryl is Helene Levin, who is an active participant as well as a counsellor. Helene integrates therapy into the art sessions. She talks to the participants about how they can benefit from their sessions and how art can be an outlet for their self-expression and self-development. Helene shows them how to explore their inner world of images, feelings, and thoughts and talks about different ways to reduce stress that will help them in every-day life.
Thank you Ladies!
Family Violence Emergency Accommodation
Women's Housing Limited houses women who have experienced family violence and a recent call out for donations to support these women has resulted in generous donations from a number of organisations.
Big thanks to East Ivanhoe Grocers for the donation of non perishable food items. Included in their wonderful donations are tea, coffee, long life milk and cleaning products. Their ongoing support and commitment to Women's Housing Limited is appreciated by staff, tenants and clients.
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