The Older Women’s Network NSW is raising funds to build housing for older women as part of our efforts to end homelessness of older women.
In addition to lobbying and advocating to end homelessness, OWN wants to take concrete action so that a group of homeless older women can have a home where they can age safely.
Our partner in this project is the Women’s Housing Company. It will manage the housing project once it is completed.
The money raised through the ‘Buy A Brick’ campaign has so far assisted with the cost of buying and refurbishing two units in western Sydney to help house 2 homeless older women.
We’re proud to be partnering with the Women’s Housing Company for this initiative, and we will continue with our Buy A Brick campaign because brick by brick, we can make a difference.
Minister Rose Jackson cut the ribbon to officially open the block of 8 units, 2 of which have been dedicated to older women. The others are occupied by women with children.
OWN NSW had the opportunity to meet one of the older women living there now and to see that she was safe and housed.
OWN NSW continues to advocate for more public, social and affordable housing to end homelessness. While we do so, we also fundraise so there is a tangible outcome for some older women. Help make a difference. Donate below!
(photo of OWN Chair, Beverly Baker (r), CEO of Women’s Housing Company, Debbie Georgopoulos (m) and OWN CEO Yumi Lee (l) outside the units)
You can make a difference
Give a homeless older woman shelter.
DONATE BY CHEQUE
Please make cheques payable to:
“Older Women’s Network NSW”
and mail to:
8 – 10 Victoria Street, Newtown, NSW 2042.
Kindly provide your contact details so we can post you a receipt. Let us know it is for the Buy a Brick Campaign.
DONATE BY BANK TRANSFER
Transfers can be made to account name:
Older Women’s Network NSW Inc
Account Number: 00901417
BSB: 062 031
Please provide your name and Buy A Brick in the description.
Donate by PayPal or credit card
You do not need a PayPal account to donate by credit card. When you are redirected to the PayPal login page, choose the “Pay with a Bank Account or Credit Card” option.