Diversity

We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.

Women’s Housing has always been committed to social inclusion and consistently attempted to address the main drivers of social exclusion: poverty; unemployment; mental health; poor educational outcomes; poor health and wellbeing; lack of access to social supports; exclusion from services and discrimination.

We will continue to deliver and grow services that seek to support the most disadvantaged in the community and to work in partnership with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), gender diverse and Indigenous communities in a culturally appropriate manner. We will create strong and enduring community partnerships to ensure that “at risk” groups receive the broad range of services required to minimise disadvantage.

We are committed to and value diversity in our workforce and will strive to treat all people with courtesy and dignity, recognising each person’s right to self-determination and privacy.

Women’s Housing will seek to find ways for people who are vulnerable and excluded to have a voice in the policy and processes of the services that provide support and to create a workplace which values and utilises the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We currently have a diversity committee involved in assessing, evaluating and implementing ways to address the diverse groups within our clientele and workplace. This involves appropriately training staff, creating a diversity policy and providing necessary resources to improve education and awareness.

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