Housing & Homelessness

We help people at risk of becoming homeless to stay securely housed, and those who are homeless to find and keep a home. We work with you to prevent homelessness and provide support. Our specialist program works with the Department of Communities and Justice, Community Housing and other services such as drug and alcohol, domestic violence and mental health programs.

Our focus is on people in our community who are most at risk of becoming homeless or who are currently homeless. There are lots of reasons people become homeless including:

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Financial difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Living in unsafe conditions … and more.

Our aim is to prevent long term homelessness. We can provide temporary accommodation while we support people to find more long-term, stable accommodation. We work with people and families to help them sustain an existing tenancy that may be at risk and provide practical, emotional and financial assistance. We can also assist with referrals and access to other services such as counselling, mental health, drug and alcohol, legal and court support and to find and keep a job.

 

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

Learn more about our housing and homelessness supports

A person is homeless when they don’t have a fixed, regular or adequate night time residence. They may be sleeping in a shelter,  couch surfing, sleeping in cars or on the streets. If you, or someone you might know, is affected by homelessness or needs housing supportplease reach out. 

 

We provide the following services:

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 & Community Hub
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

TRANSITIONAL ACCOMMODATION & 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:
Tuggerah Family & Community Hub
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb@org.au

Waitara Family & Community Hub
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccare@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 and support.

For more information contact our:
Tuggerah Family & Community Hub
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

STREET SLEEPING OUTREACH SUPPORT

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 & Community Hub
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

MARY MAC’S PLACE

Mary Mac’s provides homeless or transient people with a meal and a place to shower and wash clothes. Mary Mac’s also provides social, community and friendship opportunities for men, women and families, young people, elderly people and anyone facing difficulties in their lives. This service is located at the Ethel Cox Centre, 100 Blackwall Road, Woy Woy. For more information click here.

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