On the 4th August 2016, Danny Pearson MP visited the Women's Housing Limited Ascot Vale Rooming House. Danny Pearson MP met with residents and toured the property.
The rooming house has received funding to convert the facility from 14 bedrooms with communal facilities into 16 one bedroom self-contained apartments. This re-development will give residents privacy and a modern home.
"How we treat the homeless, the poor and the marginalised speaks more to our values as a community than it does to the individuals themselves. I am proud that we are improving the lives of the residents of this facility." Danny Pearson MP
Family Violence Emergency Accommodation
Women's Housing Limited houses women who have experienced family violence and a recent call out for donations to support these women has resulted in generous donations from a number of organisations.
Big thanks to International Interior Images
for the donation of care products. Included in their wonderful donation was beauty bars, shampoos, conditioners, body lotion and body wash.
Also big thanks to Grace: West Melbourne Families Against Domestic Violence
for the donation of care packages.
is a small community group in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne that provide care packages to women and children fleeing domestic violence. A care package is a re-usable grocery bag filled with non-perishable pantry items and toiletries.
Sisterworks Inc. Social Enterprise
SisterWorks Inc. was founded by Luz Restrepo, a political refugee from Colombia. Luz arrived in Australia in 2010 with her life in tatters and spoke no English. "I felt like a nobody; frightened, isolated and disempowered."
Luz soon discovered that she was not alone. Along with a group of women experiencing similar challenges, she began to make and sell crafts around Melbourne. They understood that to support each other is also to strengthen each other.
SisterWorks Inc. aims to encourage women to tap into their underlying business and entrepreneurial abilities to find self-sufficiency. SisterWorks Inc. believe that together women are stronger and can create opportunities for personal and economic growth. SisterWorks Inc. firmly believe work empowers women.
If this sounds like something you would like to be involved with, donate to or purchase from please go to their website www.sisterworks.org.au , or contact them on (03) 9972 5039