WOMEN OVER 55 ARE THE FASTEST GROWING HOMELESS POPULATION IN AUSTRALIA

ONE NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE TO HELP HER HOME.

More than 40,000 Queensland women over the age of 55 are homeless, with over 700 based in greater Brisbane – that is 700 women who are someone’s aunt, mother, or grandmother, struggling to keep their heads above water.

Alarmingly this figure is predicted to more than double by 2036.

Suffering financial hardship driven by rising costs, lack of employment, limited superannuation and a lack of affordable housing, women over 55 are the fastest growing homeless population in Australia.

Known as the hidden homeless, these women are doing it tough by living in a car, couch surfing, living under the threat of violence and/or physically hiding.

HELP PROVIDE A FIT-FOR-PURPOSE HOME FOR HOMELESS WOMEN OVER 55.

For close to 30 years Mangrove Housing has provided housing with individually tailored support for vulnerable individuals, families, and elderly in our communities. In 2018, Mangrove Housing established The Forgotten Women project.

The Forgotten Women makes sure that this vulnerable demographic is seen, heard, loved, and most importantly supported through ensuring that homelessness is but a chapter in their lives, and provides the opportunity to rebuild with a roof over their head’, comments our Patron, Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner.

Along with providing housing, the right support is key as these women may be tackling many issues including dementia, chronic disease, frailty, elders’ rights, knowledge of legal avenues in cases of elder abuse, and more.

We want these women to be able to live with dignity and age securely in place, as every person deserves.

YOU CAN HELP MORE HOMELESS WOMEN OVER 55 INTO SAFETY.

The Live Like Her Challenge raises money to provide more housing for homeless women over 55 through The Forgotten Women project.

By taking part in the Live Like Her Challenge, you’re helping more women over 55 have a place to call home. You’ll help provide housing within their known communities and the necessary support, putting homelessness in their past.

IT ONLY TAKES ONE NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE TO HELP HER HOME.

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