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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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Ever wondered what the health benefits of walking are? or how to make buttermilk pancakes? then check out our April newsletter. Also included in the April Newsletter is a yummy recipe for zucchini slice, some mindfulness colouring for adults and don't forget to test your skills at puzzle corner.

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Newport Development

It’s going to be a great New Year at Newport!

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Community Food Guide

Many people within the City of Melbourne face daily challenges in accessing enough nutritious food. Most of us are not eating enough fruit and vegetables to meet our nutritional needs and an increasing number of people are living in densely populated areas where there is less space to grow food” The Community Food Guide, City of Melbourne

The Community Food Guide has been created by the City of Melbourne to provide helpful information about food access programs, services and resources within the City of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. Categories include food banks, community meals, food education, community gardens and food rescue.

To read the Guide please click the link below.

City of Melbourne Community Food Guide

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

ABC Online Article by Guy Stayner, Turning your passion into cash: Money For Jam to keep older women out of poverty

Merry Christmas!

With Christmas parties at our rooming houses wrapping up and staff eating Christmas chocolates while they work Women’s Housing Ltd would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.

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