Exciting news for women in Glenorchy, Tasmania aged 55 and above! The Salvation Army is making a positive move to assist those facing or at risk of homelessness.
They recently unveiled 21 new housing units on the old Moonah Corps site as of June 30. Tracy Briggs, the Tasmanian Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army, highlighted the increasing issue of homelessness among older women in Australia and Tasmania. Women over 55, particularly those living alone, are more vulnerable due to lower income and assets.
Tracy, who got involved in the project near its completion, shared her gratitude and experiences meeting some of the new tenants at the opening. The event also featured the official opening by Chief Secretary Colonel Winsome Merrett and notable guests like Bruce Neill from The Select Foundation, Housing Minister Guy Barnett, Glenorchy mayor Bec Thomas, federal MPs, and members of The Salvation Army. These efforts are a significant step toward addressing housing challenges for women in the Glenorchy region!
Long term clients, The Salvation Army, ensured Resilience Marketing were there to capture the opening and we produced the following web videos to mark the occasion.