Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) Elder Housing Support
Housing for the Aged Action Group welcomes all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities to access our housing services, to participate in our organisation and our campaigns for housing justice, and to work with us.
We strive do so so in an inclusive and respectful way and provide a welcoming and safe environment. HAAG does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. As part of our commitment to LGBTI diversity and inclusion we are working towards the Rainbow Tick accreditation.
During Homelessness Week 2018 Fiona York talked with Lisa Tribuzio, North Metro Diversity Advisor, North Metro Sector Development team about HAAG's engagement with LGBTI communities
Below are some additional resources that LGBTI elders may find useful
Resources for LGBTI Elders
Val’s Café has been working to improve the health and wellbeing of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans and intersex Australians since 2009. Val’s focusses on building the capacity of service providers to be LGBTI inclusive as a means to improving the health and wellbeing of older LGBTI people.
A not for profit community service organisation helping all kinds of people and families in some of the most diverse communities, including counselling and support services for older LGBTIQ+ people
w|respect is a new specialist LGBTIQ family violence service that was funded by the Victorian government. Its role is to both support the LGBTIQ communities and their families affected by family violence.
Alice’s Garage is a national project empowering LGBTI elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing in Australia, including a blog for LGBTI elders and a number of projects focusing on LGBTI Ageing and Elders.
Silver Rainbow provides national coordination and support activities promoting the well-being of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to the aged care sector. Their website includes important and useful information about aged care for LGBTI people and their families.
The Melbourne Chapter of Prime Timers World Wide, Vintage Men Incorporated is a social support group for mature gay, bisexual men and their friends.
LGBTI Elders Dance Club
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex elders and their allies are invited to attend this free monthly social event, learn new dances, enjoy delicious catering and drinks, and interact with other LGBTI elders and allies.
Switchboard Victoria is a community based not for profit organisation that provides peer based, volunteer run support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people and their friends, families and allies.
1800 184 527
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Star Observer, a publication on LGBTI issues, has a great online resource for LGBTI community services across Australia.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Fun, romance, good sex, being cared for, feeling valued and safe - that's what relationships are supposed to be about. But what if you're being hurt by someone you love?
Thorne Harbour Relationship and Family Violence page
Research tells us that 1 in 3 LGBTI people experience intimate partner and/or family violence from a partner, ex-partner, or family member, inclusive of family of choice. If you are experiencing elder abuse or other kinds of family violence, resources are available to help you.
Out and About
Out & About is a FREE home visiting service that connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people across Victoria. Our peer volunteer visitors make regular social visits to people living at home or in aged care as part of the national Community Visitors Scheme.
An advocacy and support group for older lesbians who provide information on accommodation options and manage some social housing properties.