Every person that enters into YWCA Australia’s service delivery programs is given client focused case management support. Our support response to each person is different to ensure they receive support that meets their needs, addresses their challenges and difficulties, promoting recovery and an end to homelessness. We provide over $500,000 worth of brokerage services to our clients each year. With increased demand, we need to raise at least $50,000 by the end of the year to help us support more women requiring our services. In order to assist somebody to find affordable, safe, long-term accommodation and a home, it may be necessary to provide brokerage supports such as:
All of this empowers women experiencing homelessness, many because of family and domestic violence, to make their house a home and rebuild their lives. Homelessness is one of the most shocking examples of disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia, and “can profoundly affect a person’s mental and physical health, their education and employment opportunities, and their ability to fully participate in society” (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020).
Through our long history of providing housing support and brokerage services we know that receiving additional funding would allow us to deliver on our clients short term and long term needs.
Immediate brokerage needs:
Long-term value added brokerage needs:
We will be able to provide detailed reporting on the impact of your donation/s at the end of FY22, including an anonymised case study which you may share with your stakeholders. Data will be collected through:
YWCA Australia is an evolving intersectional feminist organisation focused on improving gender equality for young women, women and people of marginalised genders. We have made young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority. We know that housing is a feminist issue. Young women, women and people of marginalised genders need homes to be safe, happy, healthy and secure. Young women, women and people of marginalised genders disproportionately experience housing stress and instability, challenges accessing safe and affordable housing, the impacts of family and domestic violence, and the risks of homelessness. Our housing services support young women and women to access safe and secure housing and to stay housed with no return to homelessness. Through our programs we provide safe spaces and support structures to help young women develop their leadership capacity, including those with lived experience of housing insecurity and homelessness. Our programs support young women to grow as role models and community leaders and into independent, financially secure women.