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Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre Inc

Support Homeless Young Women & Children


Who do we work with?

Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre is a community organisation that works with young women who are experiencing homelessness as well as young women who have experienced sexual violence. 

Our housing service provides accommodation to young women (aged 16-25 years) for around 6 months. During this time we work alongside the young women to work towards their own goals for independence and empowerment. This can look very different for each woman but often the areas that women want support with include: 

  • Finding employment
  • Pregnancy and parenting support
  • Studying (at school, TAFE or Uni)
  • Finding long term, affordable housing
  • Creating safe and respectful relationships
  • Building connections with other young women
  • Healing from physical, emotional and sexual violence

Around 30% of young women who are on our waiting list are from diverse cultural backgrounds; this includes Sudanese, Congolese, Eritrean, Somali and Liberian young women. We acknowledge the many forces in our society that contribute to young women's homelessness, particularly the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women needing housing, and we aim to work towards a vision where all young women will have access to affordable housing as one of their basic human rights. 

How will money be used?

Zig Zag manages 9 ongoing units and 2 transitional units (for about 6 months at a time). We are not funded to provide furniture for these units, and women often can't afford to purchase items themselves. Money will be used to replace furniture and household items for our supported units, and for women to take items when they move into their own accommodation. 

We may also use funds to provide individual support to women, and also to provide group work for women and children. 
Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

If you require a seperate receipt to be issued by Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre Inc please contact us soon after your donation.

Please contact us on 073843 1823 or for more information.

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Contact Details

575 Old Cleveland Road

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.