Anne founded The SHIFT Project Byron after more than 25 years working with community organisations around the country. She identified a gap in housing options for women and also recognised that homelessness is fuelled not just by a lack of accommodation, but also by a sense of isolation and disconnection from self, community and family.
The SHIFT Project Byron’s format and structure aims to address this gap for women in transition by providing them with what Anne calls “a full tool kit” to help themselves. SHIFT differs from the usual crisis accommodation models, providing an education program and an opportunity to explore habitual patterns and often out-dated coping mechanisms, within a supported environment.
Anne is a clinically registered somatic psychotherapist with additional studies in the neurobiology of developmental trauma, Certificate IV Frontline Management and is currently completing a Bachelor of Social Welfare.