Welcome to HOWSS

Housing Older Women’s Support Services (HOWSS) is a Specialised Housing and Support Hub for Older Women funded by the Department of Housing. This Footprints Community service offers a Brisbane-based Hub, and a Queensland wide online navigation and support service that is inclusive of all older women experiencing housing distress or homelessness.

HOWSS provides a place where older women can receive:

  • help to find housing and support assistance
  • information and linkages to other human service support agencies
  • engagement and education sessions for older women, and the sector
  • volunteer peer support from people with lived experience
  • outreach services
  • state-wide collaborative regional responses
  • face-to-face contact with skilled staff
  • telephone and online advice and advocacy

This service values the importance that lived experience can play in supporting women facing housing stress and homelessness. We have peer staff and volunteers available to ensure that everyone feels safe, respected, and understood.

Footprints Community is a well-regarded not-for-profit provider of community-based services, working in the community for over 30 years. We specialise in working with older people, those that experience disability, mental illness, as well as those who are at risk of homelessness. We believe in independence, strength, and choice. We work with people and their representatives, at their own pace, to empower and support people to reach their goals.

Hear from Maria

"It was pretty to tricky to start with. Housing is a problem everywhere, affordability is a problem everywhere. The impact of not having somewhere to go was pretty hopeless."

I need support

 

Talk to us

Send us a message | Call 1800 366 877 
Or visit the HUB at 31 Thomas Street West End
between 9am – 3.00pm, Monday – Friday

I want to get involved

HOWSS is seeking people with lived experience.

Events

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HOWSS Events

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a community-based referral program supporting health and mental wellbeing. It can bridge the gap between clinical health care and social determinants of health, to link women 55 and over with non clinical support, healthy activities and local...

Strong & Stable

Strong & Stable

Seniors Exercise Class! Strength and balance exercises that supports improvement to avoid trips, falls, and stumbles.

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a community-based referral program supporting health and mental wellbeing. It can bridge the gap between clinical health care and social determinants of health, to link women 55 and over with non clinical support, healthy activities and local...

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HOWSS Hub

31 Thomas Street, West End

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