Tag Archive for: Ruah Community Services

Supporting communities forum homelessness working group communiqué

The working group will meet on a quarterly basis, in alignment with the Supporting Communities Forum schedule.

John Carey MLA: Statement regarding homelessness drop-in centre

I respect the right of councils to make decisions but does not mean they should not be publicly scrutinised, and held to account.

Zero Project: A Housing First response to ending homelessness in Perth

In October 2020, 50 Lives transitioned into the Zero Project, which is based on the Advance to Zero methodology.

Community Services Bulletin

It’s been a busy start of the year for everyone, particularly the community services sector, with WA borders opening and community restrictions continuing to change.

Vaccination Strategy

Shelter WA sees this as a positive collaboration to increase vaccination rates within this population. The strategy builds on the good work undertaken by the sector and government to accelerate vaccinations rates.

Supporting communities forum homelessness working group communiqué

The working group will meet on a quarterly basis, in alignment with the Supporting Communities Forum schedule.

STREET to STREET Launch

The sculptural installation challenges institutional boundaries by giving voice to people with Lived Experience of Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, through direct participation in a community-based arts project.

‘Street to Street’ gives voice to people with lived experience of homelessness

This work was inspired by a similar piece done by American Artist Rick Lowe, who obtained and transformed a row of derelict houses into real housing for single parents through a community art collective.

Noongar Housing First Principles

The research was conducted by Sandra Harben at Noongar Mia Mia and were endorsed by the Telethon Kids Institute Ngullar Coorlungar Elder co-researchers.

Supporting communities forum homelessness working group communiqué

The working group will meet on a quarterly basis, in alignment with the Supporting Communities Forum schedule.

Medical Respite Centre

From the proceeds of the lemonade stand Shelter WA was delighted to receive a total of $70.50.

Artist-in-Residence

Shelter WA is proud to be supporting this artist-in-residence program.

Council Talks

Shelter’s CEO Michelle Mackenzie presented Mayor Zempilas with his pledge signed at last year’s Lord Mayoral Forum highlighting the five core strategic areas to end homelessness which formed the focus of discussions with the two peak bodies.

Tenders Awarded

Ruah Community Services has, in partnership with St Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, been awarded $6.9 million to provide accommodation and wraparound supports to people in need across the Perth metropolitan area.

Joint Statement from Community Services Sector – Fremantle Tent City

The following statement calling for an end to the Fremantle ‘tent city’ is expressed jointly by St Patrick’s Community Support Centre; Uniting WA; Wungening Aboriginal Corporation and Ruah Community Services.

Shelter WA Housing and Homelessness Awards

Long before the acronym COVID-19 had ever been heard of Shelter WA had hit upon the idea of tying in inaugural sector awards to coincide with its 40 Anniversary in 2020 – acknowledging the present and leaving a legacy for the future.