Partnerships and Funding Arrangements
Lillian's wouldn't be able to provide the much needed support to young women without the backing and collaboration with the following organisations.
Lillian's is funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) under the Homelessness Youth Assistance Program (HYAP).
Lillian's has a partnership with Metro Housing for the provision of transitional properties. These properties are an important stepping stone for the young women who come through our program to moving into the private rental market. Lillian's currently provides case management and outreach support to 4 young women in transitional properties through Metro Housing. To find out more information about Metro Housing please click on the link here.
The City of Sydney Council has supported Lillian's throughout the years in the means of grants.
Share the Dignity collects donations of personal care products and sanitary items for women in need and delivers to partner homelessness and domestic violence charities and organisation including Lillian's. To find out more about Share the Dignity or to donate please click on the link here.
Previously Marrickville Youth Resource Centre, Lillian's works with young women in an outreach capacity for young women in need of support and case management through The Girls Club, run with Marrickville High School at MYRC. To find out more about Marrickville Youth Resource Centre please click on the link here.
Lillian's Opportunities For Tomorrow (LOFT)
LOFT is a HYAP funded partnership between the Lillian Howell Project and Youth Off The Streets. The Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) is a new program funded by FACS established as part of the NSW Government’s Going Home Staying Home reform. The aim of the HYAP program is to assist children and young people between the ages of 13–17 years experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Lillian's is ever appreciative for the exceptional service that Erko Doctors provides for the residents.
Good Shepherd provide the residents with counselling and mental health support, as well as alternative schooling/education pathways via Waranara School.
Lillian's has a memorandum of understanding with Detour House Inc. in the transitioning of young women into Lillian's from their short term crisis accommodation service, The Girls Refuge. The girls from Lillian's are also given the opportunity to participate in the Encouraging Girls to Grow (EGG) Career Mentoring program in partnership with The Girls Refuge, Leichhardt Women's Health Centre and PwC Australia. The program assists young women with job readiness, presentation, interviewing skills and developing their resume. To find out more about The Girls Refuge please click on the link here.
Gift of Bread supplies Lillian's with an integral everyday staple every week. To find out more and donate please click the link here.
St Elesa Food Initiative has been fundamental for the dinners at Lillian's for the duration of 2022, with the residents especially fond of their rice puddings!
Plate it Forward generously provides delicious restaurant quality, culturally diverse ready-to-eat meals to Lillian's every week.
KYUP! is a program run by Mel Thomas, focusing on empowering and equipping young women with confidence and safety tips to defend themselves, and learn how to escape potentially dangerous scenarios.
The Yoga Foundation facilitates short getaways for the residents at Lillian's annually. The residents are guided on how to practice meditation, grounding techniques, and are immersed in the natural beauty of the Australian environment.
Lillian's is ever appreciative for the exceptional service that Erko Dentist provides for the residents.
A special mention to the following organisations:
Australian Services Union, Balmain Hotel, Balmain Town Hall, Blow Bar Balmain, Clean & Clear Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Commonwealth Bank, Body Ethos Balmain, CAOS (Community Adolescent Outreach Service), Cobden and Hayson Real Estate, COOK4GOOD, Disney.com, DreamBox Collective, Erskineville Town Hall, ESV Group, Freedom Hearing, Good 360, Harper Bernays Charitable Trust, Haymarket Foundation, Heaps Decent, Inner West Mums, Mango Credit, Rotary Club Iron Cove, SBS, StreetSmart, Ray White Balmain, Rhapsody in Graphics, Robson Rebuild, Royal Easter Show, Total Construction, Sector Development, Secure Base Solution, Sew & Sew Wines, Thompson Jenkins Endowment, University of Western Sydney, Ultimo TAFE, We All Care, Young Henrys, Youth Block.