St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre


Nothing is more important than having a bed to sleep in and a roof over your head.  For many in our community, however, this luxury is just a dream.

St Patrick’s has an expanding range of low cost housing options for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The service is designed not only to provide a safe and secure place to live, but to assist clients in their transition from homelessness to independence. We work to address our client’s key issues and teach the critical skills necessary to live an independent lifestyle in the future.

Currently, all of our accommodation is transitional in nature, both short and medium term. We also retain a commitment to some of our elderly lodgers who would not otherwise be able to maintain independent accommodation.

Our experienced team, including qualified social workers, liaises closely with our lodgers to support them in overcoming their personal issues and breaking the cycle of long-term unemployment with the ultimate goal of a view to achieving independence and stability within the wider community.

Whilst majority of our housing offering is currently for males 21 years of age and older, we also offer specific accommodation facilities for women and youth and plan to expand both the range of housing stock and eligibility.

Our Housing options include (all in the Fremantle area):

  • Hannick House Crisis accommodation facility (11 rooms) – 13 week program
  • The Sisters’ Place – crisis overnight shelter for women (approximately 10 beds, with plans for expansion)
  • Ignatius House – 11 rooms with private ensuites
  • Colgan House – 19 rooms with private ensuites
  • Park House – 42 rooms
  • Dorothy House – 14 rooms
  • Stan Reilly House – 32 rooms
  • 4 shared houses 
  • Fremantle Family Crisis Accommodation Referral Service (FFCARS) – two houses for families in the Fremantle area
  • Youth Place program – Youth Crisis Accommodation Program Housing – 10 units in the Fremantle area for young people and young parents up to 25 years of age
  • Youth “FRESH” Housing -in conjunction with the Department of Housing WA – 10 units, for young people, who have been in our Youth Place program and have been progressed into this longer term accommodation.

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