b'Housing hope.An inspiring couple has donated the use of two homes to support people escaping family violence and are encouraging others to do the same.The Melbourne couple donated the use of theirWe both looked at each other and it was like an two-bedroom house in Abbotsford eighteenepiphany. We both thought about our house in months ago, and more recently donated theAbbotsford and thought we can do something use of their three-bedroom home in Northcote. about this, B said.They bought the Northcote property specificallyB who ran his own business for more than 30 years for women with children who need more space. said he has always operated based on engaging Its an amazing contribution that gives womenwith companies, products and people that feel right.and children escaping family violence a realThe couple chose Uniting because of a newspaper opportunity to leave dangerous homes and startarticle featuring General Manager Housing and afresh, said Uniting Senior Manager for HousingProperty, Kristie Looney, and her own story of being Services, Louise Daniel. a young single mother at risk of homelessness.The photo accompanying this story is for illustrative purposes only.The couple, who wish to be known as K and B, gaveIt is not a photo of the people featured in this story.Uniting the use of the first house 18 months ago in response to media articles highlighting the number of Australian women killed or impactedby violent partners every year.Find out more.Get in touch if you are interested in donating the use of a property or want to know more.T1800 329 133unitingvictas.org.au/services/housingSupporter Newsletter Autumn 2024 7'