St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre

Street to Home

Street to Home is an interagency, integrated response to the accommodation, general health and other support needs of people sleeping rough. 

Street to Home Programme works with men and women to address the complexities impacting them being able to access housing and appropriate support services.

Our specialist team engage with clients who are sleeping rough, couch surfing or at risk of becoming homeless within a case management model. Street to Home team assess clients immediate and long-term needs along with assisting clients in finding accommodation, connecting with services and support agencies and assist to secure long term housing.

Contact: 
9430 4159  Monday to Friday 7.30am – 3.30pm

 

Case spotlight

Mary* is a 50 year old Aboriginal woman with multiple health issues, alcohol dependency, and a long history of failed tenancies due to challenging behaviours.

Mary was denied access to the Department of Housing (DoH) priority housing list until she was able to provide evidence that an future tenancy would be likely to succeed.  

With the support of the Street to Home program Mary is now having her health issues  treated, has engaged with the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service outreach worker for her alcohol issues and maintained a tenancy in a lodging house for 12 months which has enabled her to develop the necessary  ‘good tenant’ skills.

During the 12 month period, the outreach team liaised with DoH regarding  the progress and changes that Mary had made in her life.  All the services involved were able to provide letters of support. 

Mary was then housed by DoH under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness pathway. She has been living happily in her apartment and recently had her fixed term lease renewed.

“It’s fantastic to see Mary in her own place with her life back on track.” – Heather, Street to Home Senior Worker.

 

 

 

 

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