Womens Housing

Women’s Housing Limited (WHL)
focuses on human rights, particularly the basic rights of women (and their children) to housing, healthcare,education and employment.

Since our establishment in 1997, we’ve been listening to and validating women’s experiences, and acting as their voice in the housing sector.

Key Areas we work in:

Theodora's Cheerful Givers

Women's Housing Limited would like to thank Gina Poulos for her wonderful support.  She regularly visits Mt Martha, Berwick and Brighton to provide tenants with an opportunity to sit down together and share a home cooked meal.  Gina has been shortlisted for the Pride of Australia award.  The winner will be announced at the Pride of Australia National Medal Ceremony, held on Thursday 11 December 2014 at the Sydney Town Hall.  The Ceremony will be broadcast on Network Ten.  As voting has closed we will have to cross our fingers and toes! Good Luck Gina!

A Big Thank-you!

Women's Housing Limited would like to thank St Vincent de Paul Society, The Rotary Club of MelbourneThe Footpath Library, SecondBite, Anonymous X and Theodora's Cheerful Givers  for their generous support.



Want to Make a Donation?

We have a huge demand on our service which includes not only seeking accomodation, but also the provision of basic toiletries, trains tickets and food. With this increasing demand we need your help more than ever. 

Please click on the link below to make a donation through the Give Now website.

Creative Energies

You are invited to the opening night of:
With the support of Wombat Housing and Support Services, the tenants of Women's Housing Ltd present a years' worth of creative endeavour.  Visual art, ceramics and photography.
Refreshments Provided.
18 November, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Blue stone art space, 10A Hyde Street, Footscray 3011


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Who's talking

  • I was elated when WHL gave me my current place. The feeling of… no more being scared, stressed, abused physically and emotionally, my kids safe and able to start again.
  • I have cried for joy so many times.
  • …for my children to be able to have friends over, to have our own beds and to have space and to have security.
  • Thank you for choosing us for this new property. This has made such a change to both of our lives.
  • WHL gave me the breathing space to focus and move forward despite the uncertainty of my future at that time.
  • It was a huge sense of relief to be able to feel safe and secure and I was able to progress my life.
  • I would like to thank you and your team in regards to the financial assistance granted to me. It was overwhelming and I shall not forget this kindness. Know that this was a great decision.
  • It was practically brand new – lovely to move into.
  • Thanks for your support. Thank you for your understanding. I have never had anyone act that way before.
  • I just found my nail clippers in my bag....you know he went away for a weekend and I just grabbed whatever I could and ran” [said during the interview]

  • It happened so fast, I couldn’t believe it. Women’s Housing Limited has helped me out so much. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
  • WHL staff appear genuinely concerned about my well-being and are very reassuring. I feel most welcome and comfortable here.
  • I am grateful for the garage I live in, but at the end of the day, it is still a garage [said with tears running down her face]

  • This is the happiest day of my life....thank you so much

  • I have been doing it pretty hard, this has made my year [said through tears]

  • Is this true, is this really true? [once convinced] I have had a sad life, but this is the best day I have had so far [said through an interpreter]

  • Thank you Women’s Housing. I didn’t even know anything like this existed [referring to Women’s Housing]. Thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • I am so sorry, but I can’t stop crying...you don’t know what this means for me
  • I haven’t been able to plan anything...you know, without knowing where I am going to be living, I can’t even apply for a job.....I will be able to start again...
  • Thank you – I have been so worried and haven’t known what to do. I didn’t know about organisations like Women’s Housing, thank you, thank you…
  • I can’t tell you how much this means – thank you Women’s Housing, thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • I am so happy, now I can start planning a life for myself and my girls. I can find them a school where they can settle down. There life won’t be in chaos
  • At last I will have a place of my own – its mine forever and I can be safe
How we provide Housing Assistance