Housing & Homelessness

Our specialist homelessness program works in partnership with housing and other service providers such as those delivering drug and alcohol, domestic violence and mental health programs.

We help people at risk of becoming homeless to stay housed, and those already homeless to find and keep a home. Our programs aim to break cycles of homelessness by offering prevention and early intervention with crisis responses. Our focus is on those who are known to be at the most risk of homelessness:

  • Women who have experienced domestic and family violence
  • People who are experiencing financial difficulties or stress
  • Rough sleepers
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with drug and alcohol issues
  • People living in unsafe conditions
  • People leaving institutional settings.

For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: centralcoastfamilycentre@dbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: waitarafamilycentre@dbb.org.au

 

We aim to break cycles of homelessness by offering prevention and early intervention with crisis responses ...

We provide the following services. Please click on the down arrows on the right for more information.

Women's refuge

Our women’s refuge provides accommodation to women and children who are escaping domestic abuse and violence. Our refuge provides a safe space to reflect and plan for a safer future with the help of our experienced caseworkers.

For more information contact our:

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: waitarafamilycentre@dbb.org.au

 

Transitional accommodation and casework support

CatholicCare provides short-term transitional accommodation for children and families experiencing homelessness. Our caseworkers work with families to address their housing needs, assist with applications to the Department of Housing and the private housing market with the aim of finding long-term affordable housing solutions, and reducing risks of re-homelessness.

For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: centralcoastfamilycentre@dbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: waitarafamilycentre@dbb.org.au

 

KEYS - Young Parents Homelessness Services

KEYS helps young parents aged 16 – 24 years who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless. We offer accommodation assistance, case management and intensive support. Our goal is to avoid homelessness.

For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: centralcoastfamilycentre@dbb.org.au

 

Outreach support for clients sleeping on the streets

Our street teams provide basic necessities, emotional support and information to vulnerable persons, offering assistance to gain affordable housing. Casework services offer these clients ongoing supports to reduce the risk of re-homelessness. These services cover the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai and Ryde areas.

For more information contact our:

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: waitarafamilycentre@dbb.org.au

 

Mary Mac's Place

Mary Mac’s provides a program for homeless or transient people to enable them to have a meal and a place to shower and to wash their clothes. Mary Mac’s provides social, community and friendship opportunities for men, women and families, young people, the elderly, and the socially and economically disadvantaged. For more information click here.

This service is located at the Ethel Cox Centre:
100 Blackwall Road
Woy Woy NSW 2256
P: (02) 4341 0584
E: centralcoastfamilycentre@dbb.org.au

 

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