Published on: February 2021
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (18:36:25):
Late last year Women's Community Shelters, in partnership with the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter and Link Housing, established housing in Mosman for women over the age of 55 in the refurbished Mosman House. The services provided at Mosman House are available to older women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or facing financial insecurity. Mosman House provides tenancy support, onsite casework, and engagement with local community services to assist these women to get back on their feet and plan for the future. I congratulate Lin Housing and Women's Community Shelters, who were successful in securing funding through the New South Wales Government's Investing in Women program, which has contributed to establishing Mosman House. I acknowledge Beth Lawsen, vice chair of the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter, who has worked tirelessly on this project. I also thank members of my local community who donated a number of new fridges and microwaves to Mosman House when the call went out for donations.