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Habitat for Humanity Australia

Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of an international network of organisations with a mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

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Why is the Habitat Women program important?

Why was Habitat well placed to create the Habitat Women social enterprise?

In Australia, through one of our core programs, Brush with Kindness, we have been working with Specialist Homelessness Services to provide maintenance and minor repairs to accommodation for disadvantaged groups, such as women escaping violence and youth at risk of homelessness. Whilst working with a service for at-risk youth, it became apparent that employment is a key component that young people need to get into permanent accommodation and get their lives back on track. Many of these young people face significant barriers that exclude them from the mainstream job market, including a lack of work experience. 

Habitat Women creates positive impact for young people at risk of homelessness and also for the homelessness service sector in Sydney. In addition, we expect it to raise our brand awareness in Australia and eventually become a self-sustaining revenue generating stream for the projects and communities we support domestically and internationally. 

Furthermore, Habitat for Humanity Australia partners with some of Australia’s largest construction companies, including Mirvac, Boral, Arup, and GHD, who in addition to providing financial support, are keen to actively participate in this project. 

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Why is the Habitat Women program important?

Why was Habitat well placed to create the Habitat Women social enterprise?

In Australia, through one of our core programs, Brush with Kindness, we have been working with Specialist Homelessness Services to provide maintenance and minor repairs to accommodation for disadvantaged groups, such as women escaping violence and youth at risk of homelessness. Whilst working with a service for at-risk youth, it became apparent that employment is a key component that young people need to get into permanent accommodation and get their lives back on track. Many of these young people face significant barriers that exclude them from the mainstream job market, including a lack of work experience.

The concept was to establish a social enterprise to train these young people in building and construction skills while also providing “pre-employment” skills such as regular attendance, working with others, and being punctual. Most of the work is building and maintenance for emergency and transitional accommodation services but may also include working on a Habitat for Humanity construction site.

Habitat Women creates positive impact for young people at risk of homelessness and also for the homelessness service sector in Sydney. In addition, we expect it to raise our brand awareness in Australia and eventually become a self-sustaining revenue generating stream for the projects and communities we support domestically and internationally.

Furthermore, Habitat for Humanity Australia partners with some of Australia’s largest construction companies, including Mirvac, Boral, Arup, and GHD, who in addition to providing financial support, are keen to actively participate in this project.

Who Benefits?

Trainees

Trainees

Access to employment opportunities for women within a safe and secure environment

Partners

Partners

Access to skilled employees & opportunity to support education & employment of women in construction

Future Women

Future Women

Ongoing support from Habitat Women with its sustainable program structure

Habitat for Humanity Australia

What is Habitat for Humanity Australia?

Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of an international network of organisations with a mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. To date, Habitat for Humanity Australia has helped over 46 million vulnerable people access safe and decent shelter in over 70 countries, building the foundation for happier, healthier, and more secure families.

At Habitat for Humanity Australia, we believe a stable, secure home creates the foundation for change. A safe home gives people the opportunity to be healthier, happier, and more secure, and for children to be better nourished and better educated. We believe building a decent home provides much more than bricks and mortar – it provides real hope for the future.

For more information visit the Habitat for Humanity Australia website.

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