HELP END THE
HOMELESSNESS
CRISIS DEVASTATING
OLDER WOMEN.

Your generosity will provide shelter, food, clothing and long-term support to older women in crisis - our mothers, grandmothers and aunts - and help rebuild their lives.

Donate Now

Joan was 70 years old when she became homeless.

After her beloved husband of 50 years died, Joan’s eldest daughter stole all of her savings, and transferred the house into her own name.

Joan was then kicked out of the family home and left on the street.

She was desperate, terrified and completely alone.

But the shocking truth is, older women like Joan are becoming homeless in record numbers.

Women like our mothers, grandmothers and aunts. They’ve cared for others their whole lives, and deserve to enjoy their golden years feeling safe and secure. Instead, they’re being forced to sleep rough and fight to survive.

This winter, women like Joan urgently need your help. Donate now and you’ll help provide emergency accommodation so vulnerable older women have a safe place to sleep. You’ll help give nutritious meals and warm clothing to keep them healthy and warm. And you’ll help give the support they need to rebuild their life – and escape homelessness.

Please give generously.

The Problem

Women over 55 are experiencing homelessness at alarming rates.

Right now, in Australia, we’re experiencing a range of crises: the escalating cost of living, a shortage in affordable housing, gender inequality which negatively impacts women’s superannuation savings, and elder abuse, a form of family violence. And, sadly, older women like Joan are being hit hardest.

With living costs increasing significantly over the last few years, women like Joan are struggling to make ends meet. For many older women who are relying on their pension as their only income, they’re at a severe disadvantage when competing against double income earners in the rental market.

Older women also have less in superannuation or savings than men because many have dedicated their lives to being the primary caregiver of children. So if anything goes wrong, they’ll have no financial safety net.

Elder abuse is also becoming more common. Many older people, like Joan, become homeless after their relationship with their adult child goes downhill. Sadly, this can happen easily, when an adult child is the main carer for their elderly parent.

Donate now and you’ll help make sure older women in crisis have a safe place to sleep, food, clothing and a chance to rebuild their lives.

Your generosity will help change lives. Here’s how:

Joan was a grieving widow when she was abandoned on the streets by her own children. Her money and life's savings stolen.

All she had was a small bag of belongings and the clothes on her back.

Because of the generosity of people like you, Joan was able to turn to Vinnies when she was desperate for help.

Donate now to help the growing number of older women like Joan who are at risk of and homelessness. Your support can help provide the immediate and long-term support they need to stay in their homes or rebuild their lives.

You’ll provide food and clothing

Your donation can give nutritious meals and winter clothing to an older woman in crisis. You’ll help make sure she has the basics she needs to survive the cold weather.

You’ll help pay for emergency accommodation

Donate now and you’ll help cover the cost of crisis accommodation, so an older woman has a safe place to sleep.

You’ll help her rebuild her life

Your donation can help an older woman into long-term housing and provide furniture and white goods for her new home.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Donate Now

Your Impact

Sleeping rough on the streets on long, cold nights can put older women at increased health risks. Vulnerable and lonely, they need your help.

Donate now and you'll help give older women the support they desperately need to feel safe and escape the terrifying cycle of homelessness.

“You really can't express how grateful you are and how happy you are, to think you're on the street one minute and 12 months later you've got a home, somewhere to call your own again,” – Joan, who became homeless at 70 years old.

Give to a local cause

Your gift this winter can ensure older women experiencing homelessness like Joan have a safe place to sleep, nutritious food, warm clothing and the support they need to rebuild their lives.

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

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