Older Women's Network NSW (OWN)

Be Kind Sydney Day

About

Older Women's Network (OWN) is an organisation for older women, by older women which aims to empower women as they age. The organisation provides opportunities for older women to connect for wellbeing as well as to advocate for change. Currently, it's major focus is on ending homelessness of older women, as well as ending violence against older women (including in aged care).

It has 20 OWN groups across the state of NSW, all run by volunteers, which runs a range of activities. Its headquarters in Sydney is staffed by a small team which provides support to the volunteer group, as well as organises activities/events. It also puts out a fortnightly e-newsletter containing information relevant to older women which is distributed to members and interested supporters. OWN provides advice and information to the government both at the state and federal level, as well as to private corporations related to issues impacting older women. It also makes submissions and conducts studies/research. It works in partnership with other like-minded organisations to further its objectives to improve the status of older women.

Program donations fund:

Buy A Brick' is an OWN project to support the building of homes for older women who are homeless. These women make up the majority of calls for help received by the organisation.
OWN not only advocates for change at the policy level, but also fundraises to enable housing to be built. OWN NSW works with the Women's Housing Company on this project to house homeless older women.

Charity Links

Thank you to our Donors

$1,000

Be Kind Sydney Prize Halfway

$1,000

Alanah Jeffries

$1,000

Be Kind Sydney Bonus

$1,000

Anonymous

$1,000

Be Kind Sydney Matched

$1,000

The Trustees Of Presentation Sisters Wagga

Please note that this is a Donation from The Trustees of the Presentation Sisters Wagga

$1,000

Anonymous

$520

Paul Brown

Great project!!

$500

Be Kind Sydney Prize Board Donation

$380

Abigail Goldberg

$317

Beverly Baker

$264

Elizabeth S Northey

$264

Barbara Aroney

$264

Ivy Kanawati

$264

John Kanawati

$264

Carers’ Circle - Michelle Chaperon

$250

Sue Donnelly

$211

Anonymous

$200

Anonymous

$200

Be Kind Sydney Prize 5th Donation

$132

Linda Frow

$132

Jacinta Reid

$132

Sheryl Alexander

$132

Alison Mccabe

$132

Sean Dengate

Hoping this helps some of the homeless older women find a little cheer for Xmas

$132

Anonymous

$125

Florence Smart

$125

Anonymous

$125

Bree Warry

$106

Fiona

$106

Jennie Smith

$106

Anonymous

$106

Roslyn Mcculloch

$106

June Buchanan

I pray for all older women who do not have a home to call their own and have very little security and who are homeless.

$100

Rose Manousaridis

$100

Be Kind Sydney Prize Go Live

$84

Georgina Green

$79

Anna Russell

$79

Suzanne Mathers

$79

Dori Wisniewski

$79

Beverly Baker

$79

Anonymous

$79

Cecelia Hackett

$79

Kerrie Lorraine Calphy

iam donating because if i ever become home less i know in my heart you would help me

$79

Julie Vlachos

Best Wishes for reaching the target

$79

Sonja Seelig

Amazing work, thanks

$79

Anonymous

$53

Anonymous

$53

Anonymous

$53

Susan Brown

Every bit helps ❤️

$53

Karen Obrien

$53

Glenda Taylor

$53

Menaka Cooke

Lets make older women and their needs visible. Lets make sure that all older women have secure housing

$53

Lorraine Penn

$53

Anonymous

$53

Anonymous

$53

Steve F

$53

Sally Lamont

I support OWN and their ideas.

$53

Jill Whitehouse

Great project!

$53

Anonymous

$53

Joan Harcourt

$42

Anonymous

$32

Peta Landman

$26

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

$20

Anonymous

$16

Lindsey Leehy

$13

Annette Maguire

Towards housing for every older woman, and every person.

$11

Anonymous

$5

Anonymous

Homelessness is a nightmare which many can't wake up from because we lack the political will to fix it.