Like so many other women, Amara told us she had begun experiencing homelessness due to family violence perpetrated by her husband. She felt she had no other option but to leave the family home to stay safe. No one should have to make the decision to leave their children with an abusive partner, but Amara was worried […]
Switched On: Digital Inclusion is a new project that provides women and non-binary people experiencing homelessness and family violence with access to a safe, child-friendly computer room. Here they can freely use technology with the guidance of our case workers. There is an increasing expectation that everyone in the community has the skills and resources to access technology. This expectation, however, presents significant […]
While chronic housing shortages and lack of affordability put many Australians at risk of homelessness, gendered poverty and family violence make women particularly vulnerable. Alongside our usual case management, our focus at Juno has also been on introducing programs that tackle the structural issues of homelessness, gendered poverty and family violence, to create sustainable change in the lives of the women we work with. […]
Dana came to Juno seeking immediate support when violence from the perpetrator/husband escalated. When she arrived, she was scared and confused. The physical and emotional abuse she had endured had become too much and she was forced to leave the family home, leaving behind her two children. Dana and the perpetrator/husband are refugees and on Temporary Protection […]
This is our final Annual Report as WISHIN. From November 2020, we continue our legacy of supporting women under our new name, Juno. Download the 2019-2020 Annual Report.
Every Victorian Should Have a Home National Homelessness Week (August 3-8, 2020) gives us the opportunity to think about what having a home means to those of us who have them, and to consider what it might be like for those who don’t have them. This week also provides an opportunity for those who are […]
WISHIN is a child safe and child friendly organisation, that ensures children feel safe and are valued. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. WISHIN is committed to safeguarding children and young people from all forms of violence, abuse, maltreatment and neglect and ensuring our staff and volunteers act to promote and protect child safety […]