A partnership between Homelessness NSW,
Domestic Violence NSW and Yfoundations

Excellence in ending homelessness - diverse groups

Excellence in ending homelessness - diverse groups

This award recognises programs, partnerships, organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to ending homelessness in NSW for diverse client groups.

Program - ACCESS at the Women's and Girl's Emergency Centre

Organisation - B Miles Women's Foundation

Program - Canterbury Bankstown Multicultural Family Homelessness Support Service (operating as Linking Hearts Multicultural Family Services)​ at the Muslim Women Association

Program - Centralised Intake, Assessment and Brief Intervention at Yes Unlimited

Partnership - Heading Home Ending Homelessness Here! between Lead agency – Wentworth Community Housing Main Partners - Platform Youth Services, Mission Australia (Nepean), Mercy Foundation (Registry Week component only), Stanton and Taylor Realty, Theo Poulos Realty, Jeff Donley Realty, Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury City Councils

Partnership - Inner City Service for Women with Complex needs between B Miles Women's Foundation, Community Restorative Centre and Detour House Inc.


This partnership between three specialist services delivers exceptional support for women impacted by mental ill-health, for women involved with the criminal justice system and for women recovering from substance dependency. Too often women with multiple and complex needs fall through the gaps in the service landscape, and as a consequence, often also end up being ‘managed’ in institutional and criminal justice system settings. This partnership was established to catch women at risk of falling into those gaps, and supported them into the community.

Organisation - Jali Aboriginal Land Council

Organisation - Jewish House

Partnership - Northern NSW SHS Alliance between OTCP (On Track)/Third Sector Australia, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council, Northern Rivers Community Gateway, Women Up North, Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council, Gurehlgam Corporation and Clarence River Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services

Partnership - Together Ending Homeless Newcastle between Matthew Talbot Homeless Service, FACS, Nova for Women & Children, Mercy Foundation, Warlga Ngurra, Family Action Centre, Jenny's Place, Wandiyali, Samaritans, Hunter Primary Care, Micah Projects, Newcastle Council, Compass Housing, Pacific Link Housing, Wesley Mission, Sanatorium Health Foods, Good Brothers, Suspension Café and Rapid Relief Team Newcastle

Individual - Tracie Harris from Platform Youth Services