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The December 2010 Women and Homelessness edition cover

Contents

Foreword

The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for the Status of Women

Editorial

Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria

FEATURE: Women and Homelessness

Women and Homelessness

By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Homelessness Branch

Safe and Free from Violence: A National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Safety Taskforce

1800 RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line

By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Safety Taskforce

The ASU’s Family Violence Clause: Making Family Violence a Workplace Issue

By Julie Kun, ASU Organiser

Family Law and Women’s Homelessness

By Elspeth McInnes, BA Hons, PhD AM, University of South Australia

Poems

By Kathleen

Fallow Ground: (Re) Examining Women’s Experiences of Housing and Homelessness

By Robyn Martin, PhD Candidate, RMIT University Victoria, Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University WA

It Could be You: Female, Single, Older and Homeless

By Ludo McFerran, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

The Family Violence Challenges for CALD Women and Women Living in Remote Areas

By Amanda Alexander, Manager Olive’s Place and Marian Community

A Predictable Crisis: Older, Single Women as the New Face of Homelessness

Dr Andrea Sharam, Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology

One Size Does Not Fit All

By Yvonne Lay, Quality and Service Development Coordinator, Womens Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Measuring Family Violence in Victoria Workshops

By Trish Westmore

Successful Interventions with Indigenous Women Using Homelessness Services

By Anne Wilson and Chris Talbot, UnitingCare Wesley, Adelaide

Tools for Change, Women and Financial Capability

A project about mentoring, low financial confidence and domestic violence…

By Sandi King, Women’s Health Goulburn North East

Improving Housing Services for Women from CALD Backgrounds

By Clare McKenzie, student at Family Violence Outreach Program and Stella Riethmuller, student at Youth and Family Outreach Program, Salvation Army St Kilda Crisis Services

Building Brighter Beginnings Playgroup: Social Connections, Education and Support for Mums and Bubs

By Amelia Harris and Nich Rogers, Anchor Inc

Pathways to Recovery, A Community Based Model Supporting homeless women with a mental illness from homelessness to independence

By Kara Holmes, City Women’s Hostel (in association with B Miles Women’s Housing Scheme)

The Role of Advocacy: Collaborating to Build a Better Future for Homeless Women

By Sue Cripps, CEO Homelessness NSW

Invisible and in Need: Policy Recommendations for Single Women Impacted by Homelessness

By Lara Sabbadin, Project Officer, Homelessness NSW

Supporting Women with Complex Needs

By Kim Burns, ICMI Project Coordinator, Hanover Welfare Services

Safe at Home and Safe at Work: Minimising the Impact of Violence

By Ludo McFerran, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

The BSAFE Pilot Project 2007–2010

By Elly Taylor and Rachael Mackay, Women’s Health, Goulburn North East

Women’s Experiences of Prisons, Drug-related Offending and Homelessness

By Renee Sinclair, Homeless Persons’ Liaison Officer, PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic and Michelle Batsas, Secondee Solicitor, PILCH

Domestic Violence: Things Aren’t What they Seem

By Shirley Slan, WESNET Indigenous Women’s Representative, North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service, Mount Isa

Still Falling Through the Net — The experience of Homelessness as seen through the eyes of women at the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

By Sarah Hiley, Health Education Team Manager, Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, Kings Cross, Sydney

Women and Homelessness: The Response Should Start with Empowerment

By Cassandra Bawden, CHP PESP Project Worker

Crisis? What Crisis?

By Grace McCall

A Call for Justice Towards Immigrant Women: Amending Australia’s Domestic/Family Violence Provisions

By Maryann Athaide

The Outstanding Ethical Issue of Turning Away Women and Children who are Seeking Refuge from Violence

By Catherine Gander, Executive Officer, NSW Women’s Refuge Movement and NSW representative, Women’s Services Network (WESNET) and Taryn Champion, Policy and Project Officer, NSW Women’s Refuge Movement

 Opinion

Julie Oberin — Australia Knows

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