A partnership between Homelessness NSW,
Domestic Violence NSW and Yfoundations

Leading practitioner award

Leading practitioner award

A particularly competitive award with so many outstanding practitioners delivering excellent work in the sector. The following nominees are all passionate advocates for their clients, prioritising good practice and demonstrating innovation in a sometimes adverse landscape.

Grace Ivy Rullis from Haymarket Foundation and SWHA

Kara Holmes from B Miles Women's Foundation

Kerri-Anne Williams from Vincentian House, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Support Services

Lara Samway from Community Restorative Centre

Lara’s work serves people coming out of prison into homelessness in NSW, ensuring that her clients have access to as many options in housing as possible. Lara has strong advocacy skills and is creative in enabling clients to access boarding houses as quickly as possible to avoid prolonged periods in T.A. (temporary accommodation). She devotes huge amounts of time and energy to finding housing solutions for this most marginalised group through persistence and determination, providing them with optimal opportunities in their transition back to the community.

Sarah Walker from OTCP (On Track)

Stephanie Oatley from Platform Youth Services