The August 2015 New Responses to Family Homelessness edition




Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Coordinating the National Momentum to End Homelessness

William Mudford, Policy and Research Officer, Homelessness Australia

Feature: New Responses to Family Homelessness

Beyond Refuge: The Intersection Between Gender, Violence and Homelessness

Yvonne Lay, Development Lead, Safety and Resilience, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Family Homelessness in a Growth Area

Karen Sherry, Quality Project Officer, Yarra Community Housing

Changing the Trajectory: Domestic and Family Violence and Economic Insecurity

Tanya Corrie, Development Lead — Financial Security, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

What the Figures Tell Us

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Local Data as a Platform for Action for Families: Brisbane’s 500 Lives 500 Homes collective impact campaign

Kerry Batchler, Micah Projects

An Integrated Response to Preventing Homelessness for Women and Children Affected by Family Violence

Alison Barton, Initial Response Team Leader, Northern Family and Domestic Violence Service, Berry Street

Homeless Young Families and Accompanying Children

Michelle Thompson, Team Leader, Client Services, Family Access Network

Consumer Voices — What You Learn Along the Way

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them

Lisa Peterson, Peer Education Support Program Member

The Impact of Homelessness on Family and the Road to Rebuilding Family Relationships

Danny Nepean, PESP Member

Children Can’t Wait: Responding to Children’s Immediate Needs in the Early Stages of Homelessness

Kristy Berryman and Rebecca Fairchild, Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Service, Bethany Community Support

I’m Sorry I Love You: The Impact of Miscommunication on Family Breakdown

Louise Maree, Youth Reconciliation Practitioner, Hope Street Youth and Family Services

Socialising is Serious Business: Valuing Social Connectedness for Children Experiencing Homelessness

Allen Jeffress, Talia Barret and Nadia Balatti, Bright Futures, Homelessness Children’s Specialist Support Service, Merri Outreach Support Service


Dr Kathy Landvogt

Head of Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) Centre, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Senator Jan McLucas

Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness

Annette Gillespie

Chief Executive Officer, Safe Steps

Donna Bennett

Chief Executive Officer, Hope Street Youth and Family Services