Help Available – HOWSS

Housing Older Women’s Support Service vision is to ensure access to housing for older women. We do this by providing an integrated, flexible response, avoiding the merry go round of referrals. We acknowledge there are resources and information available across the sector, we provide the people to walk alongside, to navigate this vast information, in the achievement of housing solutions, including innovative responses. We bring people together in this vision.  

Housing Older Women’s Support Service is a flexible and responsive service that offers free and confidential advice and support to women (50 years and over, and 45 years and over for First Nations women) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including assistance as early as possible to avoid homelessness. We provide one-to-one assistance to you, including telephone and face-to-face support, or link you to a service that can help.  

Call Footprints HOWSS on 1800 366 877 or drop into our support Hub at 31 Thomas Street, West End. The Hub is open from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. All other support services (including outreach and telephone support) are available between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.  


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