December 2018 Issue: Responding to Homelessness in the ACT

Contents for November 2018 Issue: Responding to Homelessness in the ACT

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Yvette Berry, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Women



Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons





Homing in on 2020: Revisiting Homelessness Responses and Funding in Australia and the Australian Capital Territory

Travis Gilbert, Executive Officer, ACT Shelter


Specialist Homelessness Services in the ACT

Christopher Humphrey, Housing and Homelessness Reporting and Development Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Homelessness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services in the ACT — A Data Snapshot

Housing and community Services Directorate, ACT Government



Chapter 1: The ACT Government Housing Strategy


The ACT Housing Strategy 2018


Building Communities, Boosting Self-esteem, Reducing Recidivism

ACT Government Justice and Community Safety Directorate


Responding to the Housing Strategy



Chapter 2: Responding to Homelessness in the ACT


The Journey of Joint Pathways

Shannon Pickles, Senior Manager Operations, Havelock Housing


Bringing it all Together: Creating a Single Human Service Gateway

Julie Evans, Manager, Quality and Reporting, Woden Community Service


An Action Plan to Prevent Child Homelessness:A service model for children aged eight to 15 in the ACT

Erin Barry, Director, Policy, Youth Coalition of the ACT


Preventing Homelessness: The Role of Tenancy Support

Julie Evans, Manager, Quality and Reporting, Woden Community Service


Addressing ACT Youth Homelessness Through Health Justice

Farzana Choudhury, Street Law Program Manager and Solicitor, Canberra Community Law


Safe Shelter ACT: A Community Response to Homelessness

Richard Griffiths, Safe Shelter Coordinating Committee


Common Ground ACT

Kate Dawson, Executive Officer, Common Ground Canberra Board


Homelessness and Older Canberrans

Trish Low, Housing Options Advisor, COTA ACT



Chapter 3: Housing


Public Housing in the Canberra: The Pride and the Prejudice — A Public Policy Literature Classic?

Travis Gilbert, Executive Officer, ACT Shelter


We Are Not There Yet

Deb Pippen, Executive Officer, Tenants’ Union ACT Inc.


Disability Housing in the Post‑NDIS World

Shannon Pickles, Senior Manager Operations, Havelock Housing


Housing for Migrants and Refugees in the ACT

Werner Padarin, Caritas Christi Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn


Housing Must Be Accessible as Well as Affordable

Robert Altamore, Executive Officer, People With Disabilities ACT



Chapter 4: Responding to Domestic and Family Violence and Women’s Homelessness


The Complexity of Domestic and Family Violence — 30 Years On

Mirjana Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Canberra


ACT Safer Families Assistance

Housing and Community Services, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government


The Making of Hidden Women

Leah Dwyer, Policy and Engagement Coordinator, YWCA Canberra


There is Always Room for Change

Nina Birkl, Team Leader, Room4Change Men’s Behaviour Change Program



Chapter 5: Clients, Consumers and Lived Experience


Sailom’s Story

 (written by Family Case Manager)


Interview with an Old Boy


Housing Insecurity: The Lived Experience of the LGBTIQ+ Community

Megan Jackson, Secretary, Diversity ACT Community Services


Reimagine — My experience with Youth Homelessness


In Their Own Words

David’s Story

Violet’s Story

Maree’s Story


What is a home?





Susan Helyar

Director, ACTCOSS


Kate Cvetanovski

Executive Director, Northside ACT


Kym Duggan

Social Justice and Advocacy Advisor, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn