2019 - Ongoing
I would like to investigate the growing issue of homeless, mature aged women. I volunteer one afternoon each week with an organisation called WIRE-womens information referral exchange. I work as a phone counsellor and I am very concerned about the growing number of women fleeing violent relationships. There is very little support and resources available for these women. They are largely invisible because of the stigma surrounding homelessness. They often feel embarrassed, ashamed and surprised to find themselves in this situation.