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Womens Housing

All women have the right to safe, secure, affordable housing choices.

Women’s Housing Limited (WHL) focuses on human rights, particularly the basic rights of women (and their children) to housing, healthcare,education and employment.

Since our establishment in 1997, we’ve been listening to and validating women’s experiences, and acting as their voice in the housing sector.

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We have a huge demand on our service which includes not only seeking accommodation, but also the provision of basic toiletries, train tickets and food. With this increasing demand we need your help more than ever.

Please click on the Make a Donation logo to donate to Women's Housing Ltd through the Give Now website.

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Funding Received for Bayswater Development

Women’s Housing Ltd has recently received $5.2 million funding from the Victorian Government towards the construction of 24 new apartments (8 x 1-bedroom and 16 x 2-bedroom) for women with or without children who are escaping family violence.  The new apartments will be built on Women’s Housing Ltd owned land in Bayswater.

“We all know there is a pressing need for more housing for vulnerable Victorians, and WHL is delighted with the support from State Government and the City of Knox in helping us create new homes for women and children escaping family violence.” – Judy Line CEO, Women’s Housing Limited.

For more details please see the full media release – Funding Received Media Release 

Money For Jam

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On Friday the 15th of September 2017 Per Capita launched the pilot Money For Jam, a social innovation project specifically designed to address income poverty for older women.  The program is designed to help women over the age of 50 supplement their income.

Older women are increasingly at risk of homelessness and unemployment.  Money For Jam provides mentoring for women at risk of homelessness to turn their hobbies and passions into micro-enterprises.

The Money For Jam model was co-designed in 2016 by 13 women over 50 who were experiencing homelessness and deprivation, in collaboration with Per Capita’s Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing (CAPPA).  This process led to an innovative solution for helping older women alleviate income poverty through micro-enterprise. CAPPA will now pilot the program in Melbourne over 18 months.

The pilot will be delivered with community partners Fitted for Work, Women’s Housing Ltd and Women’s Property Initiatives, and will support up to 80 women currently accessing homelessness and employment services.

In January 2018 CAPPA will be launching a smartphone App accompanied by mentoring.  For more information about the App or the Money For Jam project please contact Myfan Jordan by email: m.jordan@percapita.org.au

Article from Women’s Agenda

Newport Development

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Thank You!

Women’s Housing Ltd would like to thank the Alanah and Madeleine Foundation for their generous donation of Buddy Bags.

Buddy Bags are backpacks full of basic and essential items for children arriving in emergency accommodation.  They’re full of simple, everyday items most of us take for granted.  Buddy Bags help restore a sense of safety and security into children’s lives.

Thank you for the wonderful support!

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