Housing.
Support.

Recovery.

No one is immune to a change in circumstances that can leave accommodation unaffordable, unsuitable or unstable. 

We help women prevent or resolve homelessness through tailored support, and access to safe and affordable accommodation.

What is homelessness?

Homelessness is a lack of one or more of the elements that represent ‘home’—including a sense of security, stability, privacy, safety, and the ability to control living space. It can look like: couch surfing, living in a car, pet-sitting, house-sitting or over-staying with friends and family. In fact, only 6% of people experiencing homelessness in Australia are sleeping on the streets.

Older women—those aged 55 and over— are the fastest growing cohort of homeless Australians.

What is mental ill-health?

Mental ill-health is an issue that affects all of us at some point in our lives. Nearly half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. So, ‘mental ill-health’ is an umbrella term that includes many different types of experiences that range from mild to severe in their effect on us.

It can be brought on by financial issues, relationship strain, problems at work, or other life challenges. Experiences that are highly stressful or traumatic can also have a big impact on our mental health.

Signs that you may be experiencing mental ill-health include changes in your eating or sleeping pattern, feeling overwhelmed, feeling more emotional than usual, having difficulty thinking clearly or making decisions, or noticing that you are not coping like you were before.

Our team

Our team members are specially trained professionals who are here to support you in the best way possible. They will work with you to tailor services that suit your particular circumstances.

Our impact

“Upon my hospital discharge I was destitute and hopeless.

I had no one to turn to when you gently and lovingly guided me towards stable housing, much needed clinical support and reassurance that I’m not alone and voiceless.”

Read more about the impact we have on our clients lives.

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If we fail to act now, the housing crisis will cost the Australian community an extra $25 billion per year by 2051.

Housing All Australians are working to change this. Find out how you can support them here 👉 bit.ly/3QYyEc9
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We received this lovely message from one of the women we supported ❤️😊

"I just wanted to let you know I have finally secured a home. It's a lovely one bedroom apartment in a lovely quite location.

It goes without saying that I would never have been able to reach this point without the assistance of B Miles Women's Foundation. I am forever grateful for your understanding my personal needs and supporting me in the way you did during my time with you.

You saw me through some of the hardest times I will ever experience in my life: from homelessness, illness, mental health strategies, relocation and grieving the death of my mother.

I just wanted to express my appreciation and let you know that all your good work has contributed to a successful outcome for me.

Now I can finally exhale.

My sincere gratitude xx."
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Her name was Bea Miles, terror to taxi drivers.

Lovely feed back.❤️

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