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:

Upcoming Events!

Mt Martha Mosaic Launch



Residents of the Mt Martha Rooming House have been involved in a project using art to link images of the community with their own stories.

Over a ten week period artist Amanda Forster assisted the tenants to turn their ideas into two mosaic murals.  Now that the murals are finished they will be a permanent fixture in the garden at the Mt Martha Rooming House.  The official launch will be on 15 July 2015.



Step Up To End Homelessness...How will you step up to end Homelessness?


Homelessness Prevention week is on from 3 August - 9 August 2015.  Homelessness Prevention Week is an annual themed week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding issues. 
 
Women's Housing Limited will be involved in a ‘sleep out’ event on 5 August 2015 to help raise awareness and highlight the difficulties faced by people experiencing homelessness.

Representatives from housing and support services, disability support services, youth and aged services and mental health support services will attend a 'sleep out' organised by Peninsula Housing Network.  Women's Housing Ltd is excited to be a part of this event, Lindy Parker, Operations Manager and Veronica Hunt, Housing Worker are two of the many that will be sleeping rough on Wednesday 5th August 2015.
 

Feeding Minds Expo

On 5 May 2015 at the Richmond Town Hall, Women's Housing Limited hosted an Expo.

The day was an exciting fun filled day with giveaways and information sessions. 

There were representatives holding stalls and guest speakers from COTA, WIRE, ERMHA, RDNS, Amy's Grains, Turning Point, Consumer Action, Beyond Blue, DVRCV and Women's Health. 

Also available were workshops.  These included yoga, meditation, nutritional health tips, simple exercise tips, art therapy, stress management and conflict resolution.

Lunch and free hand, neck and shoulder massages were provided.

 

The following people volunteered their time and skills to contribute to preparing and running the Feeding Minds Expo.  Women’s Housing Limited would like to thank:

The Organising Committee consisting of Trudy, Julie, Margaret  and Bianca who have been instrumental in the planning process. 

Gina and her team of volunteers from Theodora House for preparing lunch and afternoon tea.

Elena, Erin and Rani for yoga and meditation workshops

Shanna for art therapy and Amy Giannotti and Paula and Andree for nutritional workshops

Kim Collins and Michael Levin

Students from Swinburne Psychology Clinic Mish and Naomi.

All the students from Melbourne Polytechnic and AIAS

Women's Housing Limited would also like to thank the following organisations for their generous donations: City of Yarra, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 4MyEarth, IKEA, The Body Shop, The Windsor, Lindt, Toscanos, Coles, Kmart, Hoyts and Masters

                         

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.

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
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Newsletter

Looking for some quick and easy salads to make or more information on the Women's Housing Limited's Expo then check out our March Newsletter.  

Also included in the March Newsletter are some helpful tips on how to become more resilient, a relaxation exercise, a delicious mashed pea and fetta fritter recipe and don't forget to test your skills at puzzle corner.

             
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