Pathways to Independence is a unique program helping older women to access safe homes. We focus on empowering them with a wide range of client-centred supports. Our Pathways to Independence service supports unaccompanied women over the age of 50. Its focus is on helping those experiencing homelessness or unstable or unsafe accommodation. This targeted, flexible outreach program aids each woman to return to independent living in a place of safety. We assist them to obtain and sustain safe and affordable accommodation and alleviate housing stress. We also connect them to services and other networks in their communities. Our vital program contributes to positive life outcomes and prevents older women from becoming entrenched in the vicious cycle of homelessness. Many of the women we help as part of the Pathways to Independence program are often experiencing homelessness for the first-time following a relationship breakdown, the death of an income-earning partner, or domestic and family violence. Other contributing factors can include job loss or unstable employment. Women make up the majority of people accessing housing support systems and approaching specialist homelessness services such as family violence services. These systems and services can be confusing for people who have never used them before.