June 2016: Responding to Homelessness in Outer Metropolitan Areas


Jenny Smith, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons

Homelessness: A Dangerous Deterrent for Aboriginal Women Experiencing Family Violence and the Need for Culturally Safe Services
Antoinette Braybrook, CEO, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria 

Responding to Homelessness in Outer Metropolitan Areas

Alex Jarvis, Senior Policy and Planning Officer, Wyndham City

The Housing System’s Broken but Solutions Remain in Short Supply
Keith Jacobs, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

Future Growth and Hidden Homelessness in the ‘Burbs’
Stephen Nidenko, Manager, Outer South Homeless, WAYSS

Responding to Youth Homelessness in Outer Growth Corridors: A Research Project in the City of Melton
Donna Bennett, CEO, Hope Street Youth and Family Services

The Suburban Dream: White Picket Fences, Rooming Houses and Backpack Beds
Leanne Petrides, Executive Officer, Cranbourne Information and Support Service

An Integrated Service for Women and Families in Need
Amanda Graham, Manager WAYSS Women’s Services

Caravan and Residential Parks and Villages
Ken Dyson, Community Projects Officer, Social Planning and Community Development, Mornington Peninsula Shire

Meeting the Needs of Young People Experiencing Homelessness on the Outer
Jenni Furby, Manager Youth Services Dandenong, WAYSS Limited

What Issues Keep You Awake at Night?
Petrina Dodds Buckley, Social and Community Planning Team Leader, Cardinia Shire Council

Social and Affordable Housing Provision in the City of Whittlesea: Is it Feasible?
Community Building and Planning Department, Partnerships and Engagement Directorate, City of Whittlesea

A Face to Homelessness
Sean Quigley, Manager Dandenong Homelessness Services, WAYSS Limited

Responding to Homelessness in the Outer Metropolitan Areas: Giving People HOPE
Mark Dixon, General Manager, Homelessness Services, UnitingCare Harrison 

Homelessness and Dual Diagnosis: Responding on the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula
Michelle Francis, Program Manager and Amy Salmon, Senior AOD Clinician, Mental Health and Homelessness Program

Homelessness on the Interface
Col Mackin, Social Planner, Mitchell Shire Council


Gaye Ealey
Chief Executive Officer, WAYSS

Troy Pickard
Mayor, City of Joondalup, Western Australia