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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Thank you to Federal MP Allegra Spender who visited us today to hear about our work. It was a great opportunity to highlight the need for bigger investment in Affordable Housing and also talk through the impact of the recent Federal Government decision to reduce the number of Medicare-funded psychology sessions available under the Better Access to Mental Health Program. 

We even had a chance to talk about the need for Welfare Reform … because let’s face it, anyone on welfare is living below the poverty line (and it’s not due to poor budgeting skills)!

Thank you to Federal MP Allegra Spender who visited us today to hear about our work. It was a great opportunity to highlight the need for bigger investment in Affordable Housing and also talk through the impact of the recent Federal Government decision to reduce the number of Medicare-funded psychology sessions available under the Better Access to Mental Health Program.

We even had a chance to talk about the need for Welfare Reform … because let’s face it, anyone on welfare is living below the poverty line (and it’s not due to poor budgeting skills)!
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We’re having a wonderful day at the annual Yabun Festival. Come on down to Victoria Park, Broadway, Gadigal Land for the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. There’s something for everyone including cultural performances, music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums, and children’s activities throughout the day 🖤💛❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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