Online Project Showcase

Families Supportive Housing

  • Organisation:

    Launch Housing

  • ABN or Auspicing Organisation:

    20605113595

  • Scope of Activity:

    Australia

  • Geographic Location:

    Dandenong

  • Target Groups:

    Mothers
    Adolescents

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Funding Information

  • Total Funding Required (AUD):

    $32 Million

  • Current Funding (AUD):

    $29.6 Million

  • Funding Needed (AUD):

    $2.4 Million

  • Tax Deductability Status (DGR):

    Yes

  • Tax Concession Status (TCC):

    Yes

  • DGR Additional Information:

    N/A

  • Other Funding Partners:

    N/A

Project Information

  • Project Commencement Date:
  • 01 Jun 2019
  • Project Completion Date:
  • 01 Dec 2020
  • What issues are addressed?:
  • Launch Housing's mission is to end homelessness. We do this by being Victoria’s strongest advocates for affordable housing and leaders of research into homelessness that produces better outcomes for the people we work with and lasting, positive change for our community. We believe housing is a basic human right that affords people dignity. Everyone has a right to a home and it is our job to make this happen.
  • Project Description:
  • The Families Supportive Housing project is designed to support 60+ women and their children experiencing child protection issues, often involving family violence and homelessness. A housing first approach, with support-services provided by Uniting, will help build sustainable lives.
  • Alleviating suffering / disadvantage?:
  • The project provides early intervention for complex challenges and reunification of children with their mothers, where it is safe.
    - Provide permanent, safe, affordable housing.
    - Offer onsite, targeted supports to empower women to sustain their housing.
    - Increase women’s capacity and confidence in parenting.
    - Improve children’s early development and educational outcomes.
    - Improve the health and well-being of the family.
    - Rebuild social connections/community involvement.
    - Engage in education, training and employment opportunities.
  • Changing Policy, Practices & Systems?:
  • The Families Supportive Housing project is about making a sustainable difference by reducing the churn through homelessness services, child protection, and other health and human services. Establishing relationships and building trust requires a longer term commitment than a crisis response.
  • Investing in or empowering women?:
  • The Families Supportive Housing project supports women to rebuild their lives, connect with community, enhance education and economic opportunities, and importantly, strengthen their relationship with their child.
  • Media / Promotion?:
  • Not applicable at this stage.
  • How is success evaluated / measured?:
  • Outcomes of the Families Supportive Housing project will be tracked and measured through the customised web-based electronic client management systems developed and maintained by the Infoxchange, the Service Record Seeker (SRS), which allows us to collect and manage client information and to capture the key housing outcomes and personal wellbeing measures detailed above. Our tenancy and crisis accommodation services also use electronic client management systems PAMS and Chintaro. These data sources will allow for integrated program and organisational reporting. As the project is a pilot program for families in Australia, the evidence of benefits will
    be constructed for the family unit, within a family orientated framework. It will include measures across the domains of parenting; housing; health and well being; education; employment; and social connections.

Contact Information

  • Contact Person:

    Howard Ralley

  • Email:

    Howard.ralley@launchhousing.org.au

  • Website:

    Click Here

  • Phone:

    0403810633