On March 8th 2016, WISHIN was featured on page 3 of the Age in an article by Carolyn Webb titled ‘Forget the movies: elderly people are living in cars near you.’
The article draws attention to the prevalent and commonly unseen experience of homelessness among older Australians in our communities.
Our CEO, Trish O’Donohue, was interviewed for the piece and advocates for awareness of the increased vulnerability of women experiencing homelessness. Family violence is the leading cause of homelessness among women in Victoria.
Stay tuned for further details of our Lady In the Van Fundraiser event and discussion group which will be held on the afternoon of Sunday March 20th! You can also register your interest by contacting WISHIN Ph 8692-2020 or email@example.com.
If you’d like to make a donation to the WISHIN For An End to Family Violence Brokerage Fund go to https://www.givenow.com.au/wishinendtofamviolence.
To read the full article visit http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/forget-the-movies-elderly-people-are-living-in-cars-near-you-20160307-gnci54.html
All of the team at WISHIN are excited that our new website is being developed.
Women who need assistance with family violence please call the Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188 toll free 24/7.
Women who need assistance with homelessness please call 1800 825 955 toll free except from mobile phones
Glenroy - Vincentcare Ph 9304 0100 (office hours)
Preston - Haven, Home Safe 9479 0700 (office hours)