Transitional housing and
Ensure clients are supported in safe and affordable housing while continuing to assist women with recovery.
Board of Management
Performance against plans and budgets
The organisations values, vision and purpose
ChairpersonRobyn has held executive positions on B Miles Women’s Foundation’s Board of Management for many years including the positions of Secretary and Chairperson.
Robyn has a background in industrial relations and is the Assistant State Secretary for the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.
TreasurerBrendan has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
He has held senior roles within Australia and internationally with a background in Finance, Risk, Strategy and Transformation and is employed by Allianz Australia as General Manager Strategy and Transformation.
Ordinary MemberSimon is a barrister with a practice in succession law, elder law, property law, general commercial law, corporations’ law, consumer protection law and administrative law.
Simon graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law. In 2010 Simon was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales. He is an adjunct Fellow in the law faculty at University of Western Sydney.
Ordinary MemberRenee is a barrister with a diverse practice in common law, commercial and equity matters, including the areas of professional negligence, product liability, insurance, general commercial and succession law.
Renée has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) from the University of Newcastle. Renée was the President of NSW Young Lawyers in 2016 and is currently the Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Young Lawyers Committee. Renée is also an active volunteer with Girl Guides Australia and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, having been involved for over 20 years.
Ordinary MemberGeorge is a registered nurse and has a Masters Degrees in Public Health from University of Sydney and an Arts Degree (Hons) with a Philosophy major from the University of NSW.
He is currently the Secretary for Bushwalking New South Wales. He is the former President of the Coast and Mountain Bushwalking Club. In his former clinical, senior and team management positions with St Vincents Mental Health Service he has had an association with B Miles Women’s Foundation spanning twenty years.
Kate is a corporate communications and public relations practitioner with 20 years’ experience from the corporate, government and education sectors.
Kate holds a Master’s in Business (Marketing) from UTS, a Graduate Certificate of Change Management from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Arts in Organisational Communications from Charles Sturt University.
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St Vincents Mental Health Service
B Miles Women’s Foundation has been working in partnership with St Vincent’s Mental Health Service (SVMHS) since 2005 to provide recovery-focused services and to ensure that women experiencing homelessness receive access to quality mental health treatment, support and housing. The Foundation collaborates with SVMHS to assist women throughout their transition from homelessness to independent living with appropriate support at each stage of recovery.
Metro Community Housing
The partnership with Metro Community Housing provides access to properties in Sydney’s inner west for women who are living with a mental illness. In order to be nominated for one of these properties, women must be approved for long-term housing through Housing Pathways and must be awaiting allocation. The Foundation is able to accommodate and support tenants for 3 to 12 months in these properties.
St George Community Housing
In partnership with St George Community Housing, B Miles Women’s Foundation has properties in suburbs including Annandale, Camperdown, Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Glebe, Kensington, Randwick, Potts Point and Surry Hills. The Foundation accommodates and supports tenants for 3 to 12 months while tenants are supported to secure longer-term accommodation.
2015 Mental Health Matters Awards
Certificate of Commendation in the category Mental Health Promotion and Wellbeing. Awarded by NSW Mental Health Association and Mental Health Commission NSW.
2010 Mental Health Matters Award
Awarded by the NSW Mental Health Association for Cross Sector Collaboration to B Miles Women’s Foundation.
2010 Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Award
Awarded by The Mental Health Services Conference in the category entitled – NGO Provided Service. B Miles Women’s Foundation received a silver award in recognition of effective service redesign and partnership to bring about recovery oriented coordinated care for women with a mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
2009 NSW Premier’s Award
City Women’s Hostel (B Miles Supported Accommodation) was a finalist for the NSW Premier’s Award.
2008 Award for Innovation
Awarded by St Vincent’s Mental Health Service to City Women’s Hostel (B Miles Supported Accommodation) for success of working in partnership to meet the needs of mutual clients.
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Inner City Service for Women with Complex Needs (ICSWCN)
Service provision is directed towards:
- Women experiencing mental ill health
- Women impacted by the criminal justice system
- Women recovering from substance dependency
ICSWCN offers a range of specialist service responses to women including:
- Short-term supported accommodation designed to support recovery in preparation for independent living
- Transitional housing
- Case Management programs focused on relapse prevention, care co-ordination and advocacy
- Outreach services to support women to maintain housing and stabilise their circumstances
- Opportunities for access to clinical support programs, social/recreational activities and community participation
For more information on this project, please phone 1800 274 984 or visit the websites of contributing agencies; Community Restorative Centre and Detour House Inc.