International Women's Day
Looking to engage your employees and support women and children escaping domestic violence? Then join us this year on one of our corporate volunteering days to celebrate International Women’s day. Let’s make 2021 our biggest year yet and support vulnerable women and children in Australia.
About Homes of Hope
Home of Hope is a dedicated activity we conduct every International Women’s day mobilising corporate volunteers to refurbish and restore women’s crisis accommodation and or transitional shelter to support women and children escaping domestic violence. Homes of Hope is part of our Brush with Kindness Program.
The Brush with Kindness program mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping and minor repairs to the exterior of homes of people who may be disadvantaged, disabled or socially isolated. It is a ‘backyard blitz’ style activity where teams between 10-15 can get out of the office and get their hands dirty! The program also partners with other not-for-profits to help provide safe and decent shelter to disadvantaged groups. Habitat can deliver full-day activities for teams between 10-15 people within 60 minutes of the Sydney CBD. In Adelaide, teams can expect to take part in building homes for Habitat partner families.
International Women's Day
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2020, Habitat for Humanity Australia signed up 42 teams, comprising 463 corporate volunteers from 22 companies across Australia as part of our Homes of Hope Campaign. Volunteers were mobilised to assist women and children experiencing homelessness often due to domestic and family violence, as well as women-headed households. Due to Covid-19, 15 teams of 175 corporate volunteers were mobilized for vulnerable women in Australia.
During International Women’s Day 2021, we will once again be mobilising teams of corporate volunteers across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia to assist women and children who are experiencing homelessness often due to domestic and family violence, as well as women-headed households. Volunteers will be helping to renovate and make improvements to housing and shelter for these families. Join us for a full day of team building and get your staff motivated and inspired while making a difference to the lives of women in Australia.
Domestic Violence and Homelessness
The need for the work we do in Australia makes the world of difference for women and children who are living in temporary and transitional homes. A fresh coat of paint makes the world of difference in making them feel more at home and safe. We believe anyone deserves to have a safe and decent place to live. Here are some shocking statistic about our communities here at home:
- In Australia, there are 116,000 Australians who are homeless.
- Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness in Australia.
- 1 in 6 women, 1.6 million women experience physical or sexual abuse from a past or current partner.
- 1 woman is killed every 9 days by their partner as a result of domestic violence.
- Sadly they are over 15,8000 children younger than 12 years are homeless.
What Corporate Volunteers Say
“Volunteering with Habitat’s Homes of Hope International Women’s Day build allowed me to appreciate how small improvements to a women’s crisis accommodation shelter, like a fresh coat of paint, can positively change the living environment and ambiance of the place; beneficial when considering the distressing environments these women and children have faced and the emotional healing journey they are on as victims of abuse.” – Arup Volunteer