Donate to help end women’s homelessness

During Anti-Poverty Week, we are supporting the Raise the Rate for Good and Everybody’s Home campaigns that are calling on the Federal Government to raise income support above the poverty line and invest in social housing. We encourage all of our supporters to sign the petition.

Many of the stories highlighted by these campaigns focus on women because they are more likely to live in poverty and have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.  

In addition, a shocking 65.4% of Australian women who reported violence since the start of COVID-19, experienced an increase in the severity or frequency of domestic violence, or were experiencing it for the first time. 

Anti-Poverty week draws attention to the need to address income disparities and existing cultural norms so that family care, having a disability, recovering from a workplace injury, part-time work and studying to progress in one’s career should be entitlements that the government supports. It also highlights that secure and affordable homes are essential to unlocking poverty. 

Access to a safe, affordable home has a significant impact on the quality of life of the cohort of women that WPI helps. Even with our assistance, many are forced to make difficult choices between providing for their family and going without – and many would be homeless without our homes.  

Can you make a donation today to help vulnerable women and children live safe and healthy lives?  

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Older Women’s Housing Project

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We are thrilled to see progress made on our Older Women’s Housing Project pilot in Beaconsfield. This four-home development is now well underway after some significant delays due to COVID-19. The slab is down, and work is continuing on site. These beautiful homes, designed by Studio Bright, will provide an opportunity for women over 55 … Read more
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  • 20 new apartments to be delivered in 2021

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    Construction is nearly complete on new apartments in Bundoora. WPI will be able to offer 10 apartments in this development to women and children, early in 2021. The apartments are conveniently located and offer excellent access to services. Construction at Nightingale Village is also moving swiftly. We will offer nine apartments across two of the … Read more

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  • Mt Atkinson House

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    With land donated to WPI by the Scalzo family, and generous contributions from Lend Lease Future Steps Foundation and ISPT, the Victorian Homeless Fund and Dennis Family Homes are building another house for WPI in Mt Atkinson in Melbourne’s west. This will be a five-bedroom home to accommodate a larger family. The demand for affordable … Read more

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  • Six new homes complete in Melbourne’s south east

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    WPI’s six home development in Melbourne’s south east is now complete. They look amazing! Surrounded by parkland, these homes were designed by Schored Projects and built by SJD Homes. They will accommodate six local families experiencing housing crises, many of whom are escaping family violence. Stage 4 Restrictions present big challenges for our Tenancy and … Read more

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