The Women’s House is an open access and case management program. The Women’s House provides a safe and supportive environment for women from diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Women who access the Women’s House may be in crisis or experiencing housing difficulties due to a range of life experiences, including family violence, poverty, sexual violence, physical and mental illness, problematic drug and alcohol use.
The Women’s House open access operates Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 1.00pm, and a healthy cooked lunch, shower and laundry facilities are available. Health and wellbeing activities occur on a regular basis, such as the art therapy program “Creative Connections” which is supported by the City of Port Phillip.
The welcoming environment and activities assist in breaking down social exclusion and support women in building confidence in their own skills and knowledge. Support workers are available at the Women’s House to provide information and assistance with a range of issues including:
- Accommodation and housing
- Crisis assistance
- Family and domestic violence situations
- Referral to specialist services such as legal, drug and alcohol, mental health
The Women’s House case management service offers support for approximately 13 weeks, and aims to resolve accommodation, health and other support needs. Case managers support women to identify and prioritise goals to resolve immediate homelessness/housing issues, build capacity to secure and sustain appropriate long term housing, and to assist with improving their life situation. This involves a thorough assessment of the woman’s situation, the development of a support plan and the coordination of a range of specialist support services.
For further information please contact:
T: 03 9536 8464
Or drop in weekdays to 65 Robe St, St Kilda. 8:30am -1pm. Women only facility