• New large family home in Melbourne’s west

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    A large family home was delivered in Melbourne’s west last week that is truly the product of effective collaboration and generosity.   We are extremely grateful to the Scalzo Family, who are long term supporters of WPI, for donating the land which provided the catalyst for this project and to Christine Gilbertson who made a generous contribution that helped to ... Read more

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  • Nightingale Village

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    Women’s Property Initiatives has opened the doors to nine stunning apartments in Nightingale Village in Brunswick. These one and two-bedroom apartments will offer a pathway out of housing stress for a group of single women and single mums who deserve a new beginning.   Nightingale Village is a collection of six neighbouring buildings, each designed ... Read more

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  • 25th Anniversary & Fundraising Gala

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    We were delighted to welcome more than 350 guests to our 25th Anniversary and Fundraising Gala which resulted in us raising more than $180,000 for our 25 Homes Campaign.   25 years is a wonderful milestone for WPI, which now owns 115 homes with a goal to deliver another 25 homes in the next three years.   ... Read more

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  • Equality Media helping WPI deliver our next 25 homes

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    This year we are honoured to be partnering with Equality Media + Marketing. Founded with a vision to be a force for good, Equality are specialists in creating and delivering media and marketing campaigns that make an impact and deliver real results. The team at Equality have been working with WPI to develop a digital ... Read more

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  • Amber’s Story

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    Amber once thought she was in a happy relationship. She and her partner moved back to Melbourne from interstate to be close to family after the birth of their daughter, Mia. But her partner’s behaviour changed drastically. He became violent towards her. He was controlling and prevented her from socialising with others. He destroyed her ... Read more

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  • Zora’s Story

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    Zora, who raised her son as a single mum. It was always a battle to make ends meet with a limited income. When her son became an adult, he helped with the rent and expenses which made a huge difference. For a while, life was more comfortable, but when he moved out to start his own ... Read more

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  • Jo’s Story

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    Before finding secure housing Jo slept on friends couches for 10 years. Her situation was grim.   Jo is a talented artist, but her income was irregular and often low. She simply couldn’t afford secure housing of her own. She started house-sitting – minding peoples’ pets while they went on holiday and couch-surfing at friends’ ... Read more

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  • Great progress at Mt Atkinson

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    Great progress bring made on our Mt Atkinson house which is now at lock up with cabinets going in. This home will soon be complete and ready for a large family to move in. This 5 bedroom home is a collaboration between WPI and The Victorian Homeless Fund with generous contributions from Lendlease Future Steps, ISPT and ... Read more

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  • The Nest – Building Solid Foundations Together

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    In 2022, WPI, The Bridge Youth Service and the Property Industry Foundation will be working together to provide homes for young mums. The Bridge support young people in northern Victoria with a wide range of services, including early intervention in mental health and wellbeing, help with housing, school and education support, parenting and family services and ... Read more

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  • WPI partners with Strathcona Girls Grammar

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    We are delighted to partner with Strathcona Girl’s Grammar in 2022. Strathcona students will participate in fundraising, donation of goods and acts of service. They will also have the opportunity for hands-on learning through a range of initiatives. We recently had an opportunity to meet a truly impressive group of young women who will take up student ... Read more

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  • Built names WPI its Victorian Charity Partner

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    WPI is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Built to deliver more homes for women and children at risk of homelessness. Built has named WPI its Victorian Charity Partner and will be supporting us with fundraising and volunteers on some key projects and across a range of skillsets. Recently we met with some of the ... Read more

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  • Nightingale Village

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    Nightingale Housing recently took us on a site tour of Evergreen and Skye House, two of the six buildings that form Nightingale Village. We were accompanied by the Board of  Matrix Guild. Matrix, who raise awareness of the health, housing and care needs of older lesbians, are long term supporters of WPI. With a bequest from one of ... Read more

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