Our CEO, Donna spoke with Karishma Luthria about period poverty and how the lack of government support is creating further barriers to accessing adequate sanitary items. We also hear from Erin, one of the many women forced to endure the humiliation of managing her period while sleeping rough. Click this link to hear the entire story https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2021/apr/21/what-would-it-take-to-end-period-poverty-in-australia

Assisting victims of violence and people experiencing homelessness is something our charity, National Homeless Collective has become well known for, but what is not widely known is the lack of support for families of victims who are themselves suffering. In May 2019 25 year old woman Courtney Herron was murdered in a cold Melbourne park after she befriended a stranger and bought him dinner. Courtney’s murder has left her family broken and struggling to find support for their grief and trauma. Our system does not help the families of victims. It leaves them grief stricken, alone and scrambling to find […]

Below is an excerpt from the Women Beyond 40 Blog: Proud Indigenous woman Donna Stolzenberg is a CEO, keynote speaker and trainer. In 2014, she had the simple idea of handing out 50 donated sleeping bags to homeless people. That idea has evolved into a nationwide charity. The National Homeless Collective (NHC) is a grassroots Australian organisation that helps people affected by homelessness, domestic violence and social disadvantage. A mother of five boys and a grandmother of two, Donna has lived experience of overcoming homelessness and hardship. Under Donna’s direction, NHC has created six sub-charities targeting different issues – Period […]

It was great to chat with Hilary Harper and the listeners of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Life Matters this morning. We discussed the changing landscape of employment in Australia and how we must make space in the workplace for people with housing insecurity. We talk about homelessness, National Homeless Collective and our op shop, The Kala Space, and how what we do so differently to other businesses is what helps keep vulnerable women in employment. We must make space in the workplace for people with housing insecurity and those who cannot adhere to rigid start and finish times. I’m often […]

I was absolutely thrilled to be on this weeks episode of Too Peas In A Podcast. It wasan incredible honour and so much fun. Click the link to hear how the charity got started, an impossible cat situation an reasons why charitable people should be able to swear too! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/too-peas-in-a-podcast/id1470294201?i=1000499252287

Thank you all so very much. I have no words. To win this award and be named as Victorian Australian of the Year is such an incredible honour and it really is on behalf of all of you who have helped along the way. Awareness is nothing without action, and I could never have gotten this far without your support. Thank you so much to all of you who have stood by me, listened to me, trusted me and and pitched in to help in any way. I am so proud to accept this award on behalf of all of […]

On Tuesday 13th October 2020 our CEO Donna Stolzenberg been invited to be a keynote speaker at the National Symposium on Homelessness and Mental Health. This Symposium aims to discuss the issues surrounding homelessness with the sector, particularly in relation to mental health. It will explore the supports and services available to those who are homeless and require assistance, as well as what can be done to improve these services in the hope of minimising the issue into the future. The Symposium will be a strength-based, safe and meaningful opportunity for not only leading professionals to come together and share information in […]