WOMEN’S HEALTH WEST ANNUAL REPORT 2009-2010
ToP-line Financial coMParison
This top-line nancial comparison shows the growth of the
organisation since the previous reporting period.
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Annual Report 2009-2010
Women’s Health West
Robyn Gregory, Nicola Harte
Isis and Pluto
21st birthday AGM, November 2009
The Best Practice Australia independentsurvey of staff ‘climate’ showed WHW asa well-functioning, friendly and productiveorganisation that values staff and has a strongcommitment to continuing to improve in allaspects of our work.
The launch, by the Hon. Joan Kirner AM, of REtroSPECT the 21 year history of Women’sHealth West. (p.25)
The launch, by Chief Commissioner Simon
Overland, of a short lm that provides women
with information about how to collect evidenceif their intervention order is breached (p.25).
The relocation of crisis accommodationservice workers from refuge to WHW main
ofce in Footscray (p.12).
The development by WHW, local councilsand community health of Preventing Violence Together, an action plan to improve the healthand wellbeing of women in the west (p.22).
Women’s Health West staff openly discussedracism in an effort to understand its cause andthe impact it has on women in the west (p.21).
A high percentage (35%) of women stayed inrefuge less than one week, many respondingto a lack of housing options and choosinginstead to return to their partners or families(p.12).
Regardless of strong partnerships inthe region and across Victoria, a lack of sustainable funding to implement PowerOn – a wellbeing program for women whoexperience mental illness – has reduced thelast six years’ work to a standstill (p.18).
A large increase in clients accessing ourintake service yet this service remains
without specic funding or recognition of its
There remain few services available in thewestern region to support children in theirrecovery from the trauma of family violence(p.15).
An outdated funding model for refuge servicesleaves WHW unable to offer parity to staff performing similar work (p.12).
PerForMance aT a Glance
The following snippets of our work across the organisation show highlights and lowlights of the past nancial year.
hiGhs and loWsdonaTions
We appreciate support from the Lord Mayor’sCharitable Fund, Victorian Magistrates Court Relief Fund, City of Melbourne and Vic Relief, which hasenabled WHW to provide emergency relief, foodvouchers and crisis accommodation assistance towomen and children.We thank Footscray Rotary Club, Toys ‘R’ UsHighpoint, Footscray Lions Club, Variety thechildren’s charity, and Alannah and MadelineFoundation for their continued support of the refugechildren’s program.
We would also like to extend our thanks for nancial
contributions from Sunshine Magistrates Court,Magistrates Court of Victoria, Western RegionWomen in Football Foundation, Victoria University,Zonta Club of Melton, AIA Australia and Beta SigmaPhi Victoria.