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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According to Yfoundations, over 38,00 young people aged 15-24 years used a homelessness service in 2022-23. Of these young people, almost half experienced mental ill-health and over one third experienced domestic and family violence.

At the recent Homelessness Nsw Conference, we had the opportunity to listen to two fabulous youth advocates with lived experience. Their stories of experiencing homelessness as a young person, their resilience and determination, left the audience in admiration.

Today is #youthhomeslessnessmattersday. No young person should have to experience homelessness in this country. On this Youth Homelessness Matters day, we want to give a big shout out to the incredible work of Yfoundations CEO, Trish Connolly and the rest of the YFoundations team, as well as Marija Rathouski and Simon Byrnes. What an amazing job each of you have done to build awareness and advocacy on this issue. 🫶
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Holding all of the community in our hearts as we work together to support each other after the tragic events that unfolded in Bondi over the weekend. ❤️

Holding all of the community in our hearts as we work together to support each other after the tragic events that unfolded in Bondi over the weekend. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Take a look at the highlights from the 3 days we spent at the 2024 Homelessness NSW Conference last week.

It was such a great opportunity to spend time with our colleagues, peak bodies, department representatives, and the Hon Minister Rose Jackson, working together on solutions to make homelessness in NSW rare, brief and non- recurring.

Our CEO, Kate Timmins, took to the stage to speak about our roles in charting the future of homelessness service delivery in NSW.

A very big shout out to everyone at our peak body Homelessness Nsw who worked so hard to make the magic happen! 💖

#hnswconference2024 #endinghomelessnesstogether
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B Miles Women’s Foundation acknowledges Aboriginal people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work. The Foundation pays respects to Elders past, present and future, and recognise their continuing connection and contribution to the land and waters. We are committed to truth-telling and listening to Aboriginal voices on the matters that affect them.

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