1 April 2014
The Mercy Foundation will be hosting the launch of the research report, Older Women's Pathways Out of Homelessness in Australia on April 14.
The Special Guest for the launch is The Hon. Anna Bligh, CEO, YWCA NSW
Details as follows:
To officially launch the report – The Hon. Anna Bligh, CEO YWCA NSW and one of the authors of the report, Dr Maree Petersen, University of Queensland.
This research was funded by the Mercy Foundation and carried out by researchers from the University of Queensland and examines the issue of homeless older women in Australia. Importantly it not only looks at the causes of homelessness, but also at the range of possible solutions and service models. By recognising the diversity of older women, in particular the range in ages, geographies, cultural backgrounds and life circumstances, this research seeks to provide essential evidence to address the challenge of addressing and preventing homelessness.