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WIMMERA HOMELESSNESS ALLIANCE (WHA)

Working Together to End Homelessness in the Wimmera

WHO WE ARE

Our Vision

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.

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OUR MEMBERS

Making a Difference

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WHA ANNUAL FORUM FEB 22, 2024

 WHA agencies to come together with sector and community stakeholders to work collaboratively to find solutions to end homelessness in the Wimmera.
 

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NEWS

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HOMELESSNESS WEEK - 5 - 11 August 2024

Three events will be held during Homelessness Week across the Wimmera. On Tuesday WHA agencies will hold a sausage sizzle and information session in Ararat in front of Woolworths from 11am to 2pm, on Thursday agencies will be in Horsham on the corner of Roberts Ave and Firebrace Street from 11am to 2 pm. On Friday our teams will be in Stawell near the Town Hall over lunch time. 

All are invited to come along and enjoy the events. We will be accepting donations towards supporting people who experience homelessness.

Houses at Parliament - 31 July 2024 

 WHA agencies will join 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 cover 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 will be folded by community sector practitioners and consumers, and members of the community.

The peaceful event will include a Welcome to Country, speeches and songs from the Community Choir Vossanova.

The Minister for Housing is sponsoring the event and local MPs from across the state have been invited to attend.

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Useful links

Resource, Research & Funding links that you may find useful

(click on icons to link to agency & links for extra details)

  • RESEARCH & DATA

AHURI:


UTS: Waithood - The Experience of Waiting for Social Housing

Churchill Fellow Research: 


Victoria's new Mental Health & Wellbeing Act 2022 information

 

  • COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Federal Government - Developing the National Housing and Homelessness Plan: Opportunities for public consultation and submission until Oct 20, 2023 - Information here

Contact Us

Network Coordinator: Michelle Twigger

michelle.twigger@vt.uniting.org

0409 425 962

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