Please donate now to help end women’s homelessness

Vulnerable women and children need secure homes now, more than ever before. We have been overwhelmed by the demand from women who are desperate and in housing crisis

Your donation will make a big difference to women like our tenant, Annie, a critical care nurse and single mum to 3 year-old Maddie. After splitting with her partner, she desperately needed a home of her own but couldn’t find accommodation that was both liveable and affordable, despite being employed as an essential worker.

Before she found her WPI home, Annie didn’t know how she could provide security for Maddie, continue working in the health sector and keep up her studies in critical care, when she couldn’t afford a safe home. This is how Annie describes the experience of finding a permanent and affordable home:

“I needed to provide a positive and stable environment for my daughter. I had a tough upbringing and moved out of home when I was very young, but I always made sure I was independent and it terrified me that I couldn’t afford a decent home on my own.

When we moved in here, I was able to take a breath. It’s light and airy and we have made it a beautiful home. I can afford the rent and still provide for Maddie. I can focus on parenting, my work and my study. It has been a huge relief and we can move on with life.”

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  • Mt Atkinson House

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