Sydney Women’s Homelessness Alliance

The Sydney Women’s Homelessness Alliance (SWHA) has been established to assist cross agency sector collaboration and improve a woman’s journey through the complexities of the homelessness system.

Our Work

We provide a collaborative approach to assessing and addressing problematic structural issues within the delivery of services, to create a better opportunity for positive outcomes for homeless women of Sydney.

Our Purpose

  • Map existing service system, and provide a gap analysis of current women’s homeless service system in the inner city;
  • Analyse data to assess women’s progression through the service system – including pathways into services, exit points, referral points, recent trends, client demographics, turn- aways;
  • Address systematic issues for clients navigating the service system;
  • Coordinating services to operate with a streamlined approach to service delivery; and
  • Improve the utilisation of resources invested into the women service system.

Our Membership

SWHA is open to agencies and organisations who are involved in service delivery to homeless women. You’ll just need to be an agency or organisation that delivers services to homeless women, be available to meet bi-monthly and be ready to share your views and provide action to better outcomes clients.

Apply for Membership

Our Projects

SWHA’s Staff Exchange Project

Learn more about SWHA and our Staff Exchange Project by viewing this video.

The SWHA Staff Exchange project aims to facilitate upskilling, learning and partnerships across sectors working in homelessness. Members swap positions with staff in other services for a week and learn about the day-to-day workings of other organisations and areas.

The Staff Exchange Project is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we will aim to re-start this project as soon as it is safe and possible! 

National Domestic Violence Day – 5 May

A symbolic event to acknowledge the victims of Domestic and Family Violence. 

Sydney Women’s Homeless Alliance and its members invite you to join us on Wednesday 5th May 2021, 11am – 12pm at The Fountain Court, inside Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street Sydney.

The community is invited to this event to quietly reflect, acknowledge and honour the women, children and men who have been killed due to DFV.

We will lay roses along the fence line – red for women, white for children and yellow for men. Roses will be available for purchase on the day or bring your own.

This is designed to facilitate community expression of our grief and a reminder that with appropriate interventions, education and specialist domestic and family violence support services future deaths may be prevented.

You can find more details in this flyer here.

Enquiries for the event can be sent to karina.chalouhi@neaminational.org.au


Other Projects

Consumer Advocacy/Lived Experience

We believe that the experience of lived experts is fundamental in informing our work across the Policy and Advocacy teams and Homelessness Sector development in Homelessness NSW.

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