WIMMERA HOMELESSNESS ALLIANCE (WHA)
Working Together to End Homelessness in the Wimmera
WHO WE ARE
WHA is an alliance of homelessness and family violence agencies providing support to those experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness in the local government areas of the Wimmera in Victoria- Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Western Wimmera and Yarriambiack. We believe everyone is entitled to a home and we are working collaboratively together to end homelessness in the region.
HOMELESSNESS WEEK - 6 - 12 August 2023
Three events were held during Homelessness Week across the Wimmera. On Monday WHA agencies held a sausage sizzle and information session in Horsham and on Wednesday there was a sausage sizzle held at Neighbourhood House in Stawall. On Friday our teams held a sausage sizzle in Ararat that included live music.
The week was very successful with local supermarkets donating their time and food, members of the community participating and making donations towards supporting people who experience homelessness.
Houses at Parliament - 2 August 2023
Employees from WHA agencies joined other Homelessness Local Area Support Networks (LASNs) from across the state, and the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) united under the cry that “Housing Ends Homelessness” and collaboratively covered the steps of State Parliament with over 6600 origami houses to represent the number of houses Victoria needs to build every year for the next 10 years to end homelessness. The origami houses had been folded by community sector practitioners and consumers, and members of the community.
The peaceful event included a Welcome to Country, speeches and songs from the Community Choir Vossanova.
The Minister for Housing addressed the gathering and gave an undertaking to take measures to invest in more affordable and safe housing across the state. Local MPs from across the state also attended.
Resource, Research & Funding links that you may find useful
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Children’s Resource Coordinator
(Central Highlands & North West Wimmera)
Ph: 0466 474 192/E: email@example.com
Escaping Violence Payment - EVP - up to $5000 is available to support leaving Family Violence: More Information Here
Grants to End Homelessness
Social Justice Grants Opening Sept 2023
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