Homes to Help

Platinum Institute Australia

Registered Training Organisation

We all need a home.

On average, Ballarat police respond to five family violence incidents every day. The survivors of these incidents often have nowhere to go, living rough on streets or couch-surfing with friends.

The real rate is even higher, according to Victoria Police Superintendent Jenny Wilson, who believes “we have a way to go before we reach a peak in reporting.”

Now, more than ever, it’s essential we have enough affordable and accessible housing for those who need it most.

Platinum Institute Australia created ‘Homes to Help’ as a simple fix to make sure everyone has a place to call home. Platinum students construct transportable homes and break-out rooms as part of their coursework and with support from our suppliers and not-for-profit partners, we supply these low-cost, high-quality residences to emergency housing providers to house at-risk people escaping family violence.

Through this project, our students – many of whom have experienced violence or disadvantage at home – also learn pro-social skills in a safe and caring environment. An aim of this program is to end generational abuse by changing young peoples’ ideas about the right ways to treat other people.

If you would like to read more about our ‘Homes to Help’ project, view the program brochure above.