Hosted at the biannual Homelessness NSW Conference, The NSW SHS Practice Awards recognise the depth of skill and expertise of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) staff and services their continued dedication and hard work in a constrained resource environment.
More information to come in late 2021.
Excellence in ending homelessness – adults: Missionbeat, Mission Australia
Excellence in ending homelessness – domestic and family violence: Carrie’s Place Specialist Homelessness Services, Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services
Excellence in ending homelessness – groups with specific needs: Inner City Service for Women with Complex Needs (ICSWCN) B Miles Womens Foundation, Community Restorative Centre, Detour House
Excellence in ending homelessness – young people: Inspire, Motivate, Empower – ending youth homelessness Mission Australia Canterbury Bankstown Youth Service (CBYS)
Leading Aboriginal practitioner: Melvyn Samuelsson, Support Worker Mission Australia
Leading practitioner: Donina V’aa, Manager-Linking Hearts Multicultural service Muslim Women Association
Consumer achievement award: Simon Byrnes
Consumer achievement award: Gina Faasoula
Consumer achievement award: Jane Matts
Consumer achievement award: Gabriela Soares
Lifetime achievement award: Di Glover, Yes Unlimited
Lifetime achievement award: Hiam Nahas, Muslim Women’s Association
Excellence in ending homelessness – adults: The Boarding House Outreach Project at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
Excellence in ending homelessness – children and families: Vincentian House at St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Excellence in ending homelessness – diverse groups: Inner City Service for Women with Complex needs partnership between B Miles Women’s Foundation, Community Restorative Centre and Detour House Inc.
Excellence in ending homelessness – young people: Broken Hill Young People’s Homelessness and Housing Support Service at Mission Australia
Leading practitioner award: Lara Samway from Community Restorative Centre
Lifetime achievement award: Feda Rifai from the Muslim Women Association & Laurie Maher from Coast Shelter
Consumer achievement award: Talie Star