Since 2014, our Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project has helped women and children escape eviction, stay in housing and avoid homelessness.
The Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project is a holistic, integrated model of providing legal services that focuses on preventing homelessness through addressing both legal and non-legal issues. It keeps women and children in housing through a combination of legal representation and social work support.
Almost half of Victorians experiencing homelessness are women. One-sixth are children under 12 and family violence is the most common cause of homelessness in Victoria. With an extreme shortage of public housing in Victoria, we need to ensure that women and children aren’t evicted into homelessness in the first place.
The WHPP assists women with housing and tenancy matters who are facing homelessness. We will be able to help you if you have: