Trish’s story | Accessing HOWSS

Trish accessed Housing Older Women’s Support Service (HOWSS) and has generously shared her story. Read Trish’s journey below.


Hi, I’m Trish.

I left a DV relationship in March two years ago, and had to leave the place that I was staying, had to re-home my animals, found myself pretty much in a circumstance I’d never thought I’d be in at this age.

My mental health was not good.

My physical health was not good.

I’d lost a lot of weight due to stress.

Without you guys, I probably wouldn’t be here.

The conversations that we had made me sort of feel that, alright, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

If you are not in safe and secure housing, you can’t flourish as a person.

You’ve got to have somewhere to call home, that’s where your base is.”

Do you need housing support?

Housing Older Women’s Support Services (HOWSS) is a Specialised Housing and Support Hub for Older Women funded by the Department of Housing. This Footprints Community service offers a Brisbane-based Hub, and a Queensland wide online navigation and support service that is inclusive of all older women experiencing housing distress or homelessness.

Contact HOWSS

Email howss@footprintscommunity.org.au

Call 1800 FOOTPRINTS (1800 366 877) and ask for the HOWSS team.

Visit www.howss.org.au

Visit the HUB at 31 Thomas Street West End between 9am – 3.00pm, Monday – Friday

The Homeless Hotline 1800 474 753 is available for urgent support.

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