Thank you to Vinnies Berwick Soup Van volunteers – ‘Vannies’ – for bringing food and friendship to our tenants. The volunteer-run Berwick Soup Van goes out every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening and, on a busy night, can serve up to 90 people. Thank you Vannies for your ongoing support to the people of Berwick.
Thank you Footscape for the wonderful donation of new socks and footwear for our tenants. Footscape is a not for profit organisation that provide podiatry care to economically disadvantaged individuals. Thank you for supporting our tenants!
Thank you #GoKindly for your kind and generous donation to Women’s Housing Ltd. #GoKindly is a Social Enterprise creating ethically sourced bed + bath goods. The support from #GoKindly will go towards a new program that Women's Housing Ltd are developing for our tenants and clients of IAP. The program will educate women about tenanting a property and give them guidance on how to navigate their way through the rental system. With this additional support Women's Housing Ltd hope to help women maintain their tenancies.
On 9 September 2019 Women’s Housing Ltd gratefully accepted a generous cheque from Shebah, an all female ride share service. Shebah have a fleet of fabulous female drivers that enable women across Australia to access safe and convenient transport. Not only has Shebah very kindly donated 1% of all fares to charity but they are also committed to supporting their women drivers to access economic opportunity by ensuring they keep 85% of their fares. Group Shot: Megan and Heather from NCASA, Liz and Donna from Fitted for Work, George McEncroe founder of Shebah, Lindy from Women’s Housing Ltd and Mitzi from Panda Thank you Shebah for the many ways you are supporting women!
On 18 September 2019 Women’s Housing Ltd and Emma House Domestic Violence Services Incorporated (EHDVSI) joined renewable energy developer, Tilt Renewables, to announce a unique community alliance. The Alliance will deliver new housing for women escaping family violence through a new ‘Safe Housing Program’, a key initiative of Tilt Renewables’ Dundonnell Wind Farm Benefit Sharing Plan. The Safe Housing Program will enable greater access to housing specifically for women and children from south-west Victoria who are at risk of homelessness due to family violence. As a key partner in the new program, Tilt Renewables will donate $500,000 toward the construction of Women’s Housing Ltd new long-term, 24-unit development in Bayswater, set to open early next year.
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Judy Line, CEO of Women’s Housing Ltd, today announced a new project to house women and children at Gronn Place, West Brunswick. “Women's Housing Ltd has worked closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and AV Jennings to bring this project to life, and we are delighted to be part of this exciting housing development. The old run-down walk-ups at Gronn Place will be replaced by new energy efficient homes that are not only better to live in but more affordable for our tenants. We see Gronn Place as a great example of social housing growth in Victoria,” said Line. Women’s Housing Limited will have responsibility for the management of rental agreements and maintenance of 111 new public housing units. In addition to the management of the units, Women’s Housing Ltd will also purchase another eight units to be constructed by AV Jennings within the precinct. Judy Line, The Hon. Richard Wynne, Minister for Planning and Peter Summers, CEO, AV Jennings The project will play a vital role in meeting the pressing need for affordable housing in Melbourne, particularly for older single women and women and children who have been made homeless because of family violence. All properties will be offered to people on the Victorian Housing Register for social housing. As a registered Victorian Housing Association, Women's Housing Ltd has extensive experience in managing a diverse range of social housing across Melbourne and has an excellent reputation for property and place management. Women’s Housing Limited looks forward to taking a leading long-term role in the overall management of the precinct, to ensure that this project further enriches the neighbourhood, as well as delivering much needed long-term housing for vulnerable women. For further information, contact Judy Line at Women’s Housing Limited.
Thank you Mt Martha Boomerang Bags for your kind and generous donation to Women's Housing Ltd and a big thank you for the work you do within the Mt Martha Community.
On the 8 August 2019, Lindy Parker, Operations Manager received an award on behalf of Women’s Housing Ltd for our outstanding commitment to empowering women in the community. The award was from the Centennial Zonta Community and was presented to Lindy by the Major of the City of Yarra, Cr Danae Bosler. Women's Housing Ltd are proud of the work we do advocating for women's rights but it is always nice to be acknowledged!