This Design Guide has been developed by Housing Plus in collaboration with Custance Architects. It explores the importance of providing thoughtful and highquality design for those affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) and key factors that need to be considered when new facilities are designed and built, through design that meets their need for dignity, independence, safety and connection. The Design Guide outlines the necessary standards, principles and features that are essential in delivering successful future housing for those affected by DFV and has been developed in collaboration with other key stakeholders with experience in providing DFV accommodation across Australia. The Guide is a work in progress document that will, over time, continue to improve with the feedback and survey work that we intend to continue with local, state, and federal stakeholders.
This design guide has been developed for organisations or individuals involved in developing new or refurbished specialist DFV accommodation in Australia. It is proposed that this guide will be used by community housing providers, government agencies, specialist DFV and homelessness providers, private developers, Architects, Planners and other development professionals. The guide has been developed in such a way that development professionals can apply the design standards and features, included within this guide, to the different state planning policies across Australia.
We are confident this guide will prove a valuable resource in the provision of fit for purpose housing that truly encompasses the diverse requirements of those affected by DFV.
Design Guide: Specialist Domestic Violence Accommodation
White Tie Ball to be held late 2020
Housing Plus has been monitoring the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the White Tie Ball, which was to be held on Saturday 16th May
Whilst the Ball is an important event on our fundraising calendar, the safety, health and well-being of our community, is our primary consideration.
As a result, Housing Plus has made the decision to postpone the White Tie Ball.
We wanted to thank local businesses and individuals in our community for their continued support of Housing Plus and The Orchard – our ability to run successful fundraising events is reliant on the generosity of our sponsors and our community. We apologise for any inconvenience that this decision may cause.
Housing Plus is engaging with our venue on options for later this year when we remain optimistic that the current challenges will have subsided. I am hopeful that we will be able to count on the Communities support of our event at a later time.
While the fundraising from this years’ Ball was earmarked for the fit out of the communal areas, not having the Ball in May will not affect the opening of The Orchard which is scheduled for later this year.
Renascent are on track to hand over the keys to The Orchard in July. We will then take 1-2 months to complete the fit out and we should be fully operational by October this year. In the mean-time fundraising continues for the fit out. We will be purchasing everything that we need to make welcoming homes for the women and children that come to stay with us.
For further information, or to organise an interview telephone Communications Coordinator, Rochelle Monaghan, on 1800 603 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Housing Plus, visit www.housingplus.com.au
White Tie Ball – Raising funds to build The Orchard
On Saturday 16th May Housing Plus and the Australian Community Media will again be hosting the White Tie Ball. This year we are raising money to complete the fit out of the communal areas that are being built.
In 2019, Housing Plus and event partners ACM hosted the White Tie Ball and together we raised $60,000 to go towards the construction of The Orchard, a crisis centre in Orange for women and children escaping domestic violence.
The event will be held at the Orange Ex-Services Club commencing at 6pm and will include a 3-course meal, live charity auction, raffles and entertainment by Gabe Music.
Tickets for the White Tie Ball will be on sale from Wednesday 18th March and can be purchased online from the Orange Ex-Services Club https://oesc.com.au/shows/
Tickets are priced at $110 you can make bookings as individuals or you can organise a table of 8.
“We are very excited to be holding the White Tie Ball for the 4th year, this is a fabulous event, arguably the most elegant ball in Orange, we encourage everyone to purchase their tickets as soon as possible, last year we were sold out within 4 weeks of going on sale.” said Julianne Potts, Chair of The Orchard Fundraising Committee.
This year’s Ball is being organised by The Orchard Fundraising Committee, volunteers from the community. Chair, Julianne Potts and committee members Sue Burke, Libby Seaman, Rochelle Monaghan, Lillian Castor, Maree Weir and Bev Williams.
Housing Plus event coordinator, Rochelle Monaghan, says, “We have been fundraising to build The Orchard for over three years, Housing Plus appreciates the generous support of individuals and businesses within the community who have kindly donated items for the fundraising activities over that time. The support for The Orchard within the Orange community is strong and we are proud to be delivering this much needed centre to Orange”
If you are unable to sponsor this event, or attend the ball, there are other ways you can show your support for The Orchard. You could hold a workplace fundraiser, a lunch, morning tea or client event, or make an online donation by following this link: just setting up the link
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the White Tie Ball or would like to make a donation, contact Rochelle on 1800 603 300 or email email@example.com
Please note sponsors listed below if possible
Photo Call sent out along with Media Release.
Official Launch of the 2020 White Tie Ball
WHAT: The White Tie Ball is hosted by Housing and is the annual charity ball to raise funds to build The Orchard, a women and children’s domestic violence crisis centre in Orange
WHEN: Monday 16th March 2020 10.30am – 11.30am
WHERE: Orange Ex-Services Club, Greenhouse Wine Bar – entry via Club reception
WHO: Representatives from Housing Plus, the Crisis Centre Community Committee and sponsors for the 2020 White Tie Ball
For further media information contact: Rochelle Monaghan: Marketing and Events Coordinator on 1800 603 300 or 0419 960 710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orchard Update
Renascent are on track to hand over the keys to The Orchard in July.
We will then take 1-2 months to complete the fit out and we should be fully operational by October this year. Or hopefully earlier!
Fundraising continues for the fit out. We will be purchasing everything that we need to make welcoming homes for the women and children that come to stay with us.
Full list of sponsors for the 2020 White Tie Ball
Australian Community Media
Central Western Daily
Orange Ex-Services Club
Tony Leahey Motor Group
Tree Wise Men Australia
Weily’s Betta Home Living
Yates Baker Mclean
In 2018, Housing Plus will again be hosting a White Tie Ball to be held May 2018 at the Orange Ex-Services Club.
The White Tie Ball gives us the opportunity to reduce disadvantage within our community by raising money to build a Crisis Centre for women and children escaping domestic violence in Orange and surrounding areas.
We would like to call on you to provide sponsorship and become involved in this community initiative.
A charity auction will be held along with presentations by our new CEO David Fisher who will outline Housing Plus’s achievements from 2016 and plans for 2017.
Funds raised from this event will go towards to construction of the crisis centre and help us to continue to support women and children experiencing domestic violence in our community.
For more information go to : https://www.facebook.com/WhiteTieFundraisingBall/
IT may seem counter-intuitive, but those tasked with reducing the causes and incidences of domestic violence, welcome an increase in the number of cases reported to police. “It means that those affected have faith in the system,” said Housing Plus Domestic Violence Services manager Penny Dordoy.