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:

Homeless Persons Week 2014



ANYWHERE BUT A BED
4-10 August 2014

Homeless Persons Week is an annual themed week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding issues.

A ‘sleep out’ event was held during National Homeless Persons Week to raise awareness and highlight the difficulties faced by people experiencing homelessness.

More than 40 people from housing and support services, disability support services, youth and aged services and mental health support services attended a 'sleep out' organised by Peninsula Housing Network.  Women's Housing Ltd was excited to be a part of this event, Lindy Parker, Operations Manager and Veronica Hunt, Housing Worker were two of the many sleeping rough on Tuesday 5th August 2014. 

“Without affordable and secure housing it is very difficult for people to have wholesome and healthy lives, to hold down employment, to participate fully in education and to engage in community life.  Housing is a basic and fundamental human right and we should never lose sight of this,” said councillor Antonella Celi.

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.

Kids Colouring Competition

 


Women’s Housing Ltd accommodates children of all ages in our longer term properties in Bayswater, Newport, Werribee and Meadow Heights. We also house children in our transitional properties in the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne.

Women’s Housing Ltd is giving away some clothes prize packs for the kids in our tenancies!

Kids to go into the draw to win print out the attached picture or create your own from the blank form available and get creative!

Send your entry to:
Women’s Housing Ltd
1/21 Cremorne Street
Cremorne, VIC, 3121
By the end of July

Winners will be contacted by Women’s Housing Ltd in August.

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Newsletter

Easter is just around the corner, check out our March Newsletter for an easy Hot Cross Bun recipe. Also in the March Newsletter are some helpful tips at overcoming stress, advice on managing on a low income and entry forms to enter the draw for some free giveaways.

2014 March
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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

A Big Thank-you!

Women's Housing Limited would like to thank The Rotary Club of MelbourneThe Footpath Library, and SecondBite  for their generous support.