March 2018 Issue: The Future of Crisis Accommodation

Contents for March 2018 Issue: The Future of Crisis Accommodation

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Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Ozanam House: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Doug Harding, Senior Practitioner, VincentCare

Ozanam House — a history of caring

The False Dichotomy Leading to ‘a crisis in crisis’ in Victoria
George Hatvani, Launch Housing

Redesigning Crisis Supported Accommodation
Jane Barnes, General Manager, The Salvation Army Adult Services Network

Really Seeing Her as a Person: How Crisis Support can be Critical for Women Who Leave Family Violence
Jocelyn Bignold, Chief Executive Officer, McAuley Community Services for Women

Youth Crisis Accommodation: A Journey
Cassandra Nichols, Youth Refuge Case Worker and Prudence Chazikantis, Living and Life Skills Program Facilitator, Emergency Youth Accommodation, Wayss

What Sets Specialist Family Violence Crisis Accommodation Apart From Crisis Accommodation in General?
Kate Mecham, Policy Advisor, DV Vic

The Crisis in Crisis: What Do People Who Use Our Services Say About Emergency Accommodation?
The Northern and Western Homelessness Networks

Future Sustainability Issues for Small Stand‑alone Non‑Government Organisations
Chris Taylor Jed Donoghue, The Salvation Army Tasmania

Lived Experience of Young People in Crisis Accommodation
Brittany Williams, Youth Participation Worker, Salvation Army Youth and Family Services

The Crises Within Crisis Accommodation
Sorcha Walshe, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Shelter SA

Primary School to Prison: Children’s Experiences in Crisis Accommodation
Rose Pa’apa’a, Launch Housing Education Pathways Facilitator

Ozanam House Pilot Program: A Change to Service Delivery
Cynthia Castro‑Martinez, VincentCare Senior Worker, Case Management and Ian Gartlan, Engagement Team Leader, Ozanam House, VincentCare

Introducing a Community of Support into Open Door Flagstaff Accommodation: Taking the Crisis Out of Crisis Accommodation
Andrea Leach, Project Manager, Adult Services, Flagstaff Accommodation

Consumer Voices
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.
Jody Marsh, CHP Peer Education Support Program Member

The Rejected Renter
Bonnie Keats, Projects and Events Officer, Shelter SA


Quinn Pawson
Chief Executive Officer, VincentCare

Netty Horton
Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Care