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 Department of Housing, 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 such as:

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


OUR ROLE

  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Providing transitional accommodation and supporting people to find
    more long-term, stable accommodation
  • Working with individuals and families to sustain an existing tenancy
  • Providing practical, emotional and financial assistance
  • Providing information, referrals and access to other services
  • Providing support to find and keep a job.


WHAT WE OFFER

  • General support and living skills
  • Financial and employment referrals
  • Referrals to support services such as counselling, mental health, drug
    and alcohol, legal and court support
  • Support to obtain, or maintain, medium and long-term housing.

For more information contact our:

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

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.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: wfc@catholiccaredbb.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: ccfc@catholiccaredbb@org.au

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

 

Young Parents Homelessness Services (KEYS)

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:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.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: 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.

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

 

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