12 April 2024

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Waitlist Support Service Program Announced

The current state of the housing crisis has placed significant strains on so many Australians. According to recent reports, only 3% of homes are affordable for households earning $64,000. Middle-income earners have been pushed into lower-income rental and purchase markets, leaving low-income earners with fewer and fewer options. The flow-on effects of this crisis have led to significantly increased demands for Catherine House services, with more and more women contacting us for support.

As a result of this increased demand, we are piloting a new service to better support women on our waitlist. We are delighted to welcome a new Case Worker to our Waitlist Support Service. This Case Worker will provide outreach support and referrals to relevant services to women on our waitlist. They will also utilise brokerage funding to address identified needs to minimise personal hardship from their current experience of homelessness and, where able, divert from or shorten periods of homelessness.

This exciting new service would not be possible without the generous support of the Lang Family Foundation. Their ongoing commitment to Catherine House makes a significant difference in our ability to continue supporting women experiencing homelessness.

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