Restoring Financial Safety Project Wins Homelessness Award

WEstjustice’s Restoring Financial Safety Project has been awarded the Excellence in Ending Homelessness – Children and Families Award at the Victorian Homelessness Conference 2021. The Award recognises programs that have made an outstanding contribution to preventing or ending homelessness in Victoria for children and families.

The Project is a two-year integrated services partnership with McAuley Community Services for Women that supported 137 women to regain financial security after family violence, in turn helping women and children gain long-term or secure housing. The Project also achieved over $900,000 in debt waivers and compensation for women who had been economically abused.

The Project is one of few examples in Australia that brings together an integrated response for victim survivors of family violence, and is a strong model that could be rolled out across the state. WEstjustice continues to work with government and industry for ongoing funding for the Project and to improve the life outcomes of women experiencing economic abuse.

Westjustice’s Restoring Financial Safety: Transforming Financial Security Project Evaluation Report can be found here

The WEstjustice Team at the Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards: (left to right) Matthew Martin, Legal Director, Economic Justice; Dacia Abela, Program Manager, Financial Services; Melissa Hardham, CEO

 

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