• A homeless woman sits on a street corner in central Brisbane, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) (AAP)Source: AAP
Your guide to the organisations helping Australia's homeless.
By
SBS Guide

14 Aug 2018 - 10:02 AM  UPDATED 16 Aug 2018 - 4:54 PM

As shown throughout the SBS series Filthy Rich and Homeless, those experiencing homelessness in Australia have assistance available to them. In addition to peak body Homelessness Australia, there are a range of services helping Australia's homeless. Homelessness Australia has a useful list of services:  [click here]

National

1800 RESPECT (Domestic and Family Violence)

Phone
1800 737 732

Website
www.1800respect.org.au

 

Beyond Blue

Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives. Because this affects all of us, we're equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. We're giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations. And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we're breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out. We're here for everyone in Australia - at work, home, school, university, online and in communities across the country. 

Phone
1300 22 4636

Website
www.beyondblue.org.au

 

Everybody's Home

A chronic shortage of social and affordable housing is forcing record levels of homelessness. But there really are simple things our government can do to fix this. And that’s what Everybody’s Home is all about – we’re working together to call on our government to bring balance back to the system, so that everybody has a place to call home.

Website
http://everybodyshome.com.au

 

Kids Helpline

Phone
1800 55 1800

Website
www.kidshelp.com.au

 

Lifeline

Phone
13 11 14

Website
www.lifeline.org.au

 

Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non‐denominational Christian community service organisation that has been helping people to regain their independence for over 155 years. We’ve learnt the paths to getting back independence are different for everyone. This informs how we reduce homelessness and strengthen communities across Australia, through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. Our team delivers different approaches, alongside our partners and everyday Australians who provide generous support. Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.

Website
http://www.missionaustralia.com.au

 

Orange Sky Australia

Orange Sky Australia is the world's first free mobile laundry and shower service for people experiencing homelessness. Starting in the streets of Brisbane, Orange Sky has now grown to 20 services across Australia and does over 6.2 tonnes of laundry every week. However, most importantly, has over 1300 hours of positive and genuine conversations every week. Orange Sky has recently started providing Hybrid vehicles (two washers, two dryers and one shower) primarily in regional parts of Australia. They have commenced collaborative services with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with the first truck landing in Lockhart River to help with the eradication of tropical skin diseases.

Website
http://www.orangesky.org.au

 

RACS

At Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS) we provide crucial legal support to people seeking asylum in Australia. The families and individuals we see every day are quite simply the most ordinary of people. They come from every walk of life, and they call on RACS to be their voice as they ask Australia to extend to them protection and safety. Without legal assistance people seeking protection risk being sent back to danger. At RACS, we strive to ensure that people who have been persecuted get a chance to tell their story and get a chance of a safe future.  

Website
http://www..racs.org.au

Phone
02 8355 7227

 

Red Cross Australia

We’re about building a better society based on people helping people. Powered by volunteers, we support people affected by disasters, call and visit those who are isolated, offer a warm welcome to those seeking safety, and stand with those facing homelessness and exclusion.  We work with politicians, policy-makers, organisations and the public to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people in Australia and around the world. Most importantly, we empower people to take action to improve their own lives.

Website
http://www.redcross.org.au

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is one of the largest social welfare organisations in Australia. In a typical week the Salvos provide more than over 17,000 beds for those suffering homelessness, 40,000 meals for the hungry, 1400 financial counselling sessions and refuge for over 100 women affected by domestic violence. You can find The Salvation Army in city streets, on rural farms, and in suburban centres, bringing hope where it’s needed most

Phone
13 137258

Website
https://salvos.org.au

 

St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society has more than 60,000 members and volunteers across Australia, working combat social injustice and assist people facing disadvantage.  Vinnies offers everything from homeless services to refugee assistance; from support for those living with a mental illness to employment services for people with disabilities. We do this thanks to the generous support of the public, through Vinnies Shops, and much more besides. 

Website
https://www.vinnies.org.au/

 

Ask Izzy

Website
https://askizzy.org.au

 

Australian Capital Territory

OneLink (ACT Government)

Phone
1800 176 468

 

New South Wales

Haymarket Foundation 

The Haymarket Foundation: The Haymarket Foundation exists to provide opportunities to people who have been marginalised by society.  We are recognised as a leading provider of high-effort Homelessness and Drug & Alcohol services in Sydney, and our passion for access and equity is combined with a client first approach to achieve outcomes for people who are often faced with closed doors. We are recognised as a leading provider of high-effort Homelessness and Drug & Alcohol services in Sydney, and our passion for access and equity is combined with a client first approach to achieve outcomes for people who are often faced with closed doors. Our crisis and stabilisation services provide accommodation and intensive case work to men, women, and transgender people who are homeless and living with mental health and AOD comorbidities. Our outreach and early intervention programs support people in maintaining at-risk tenancies, helping to rapidly rehouse people and to prevent homelessness from occurring. 

Phone
1300 029 202

Website
http://www.haymarket.org.au

Link2Home (Housing NSW)

Phone
1800 152 152

 

The Mercy Foundation

The Mercy Foundation is an independent voice, informed by evidence and current research on the issue of homelessness, its causes and consequences. It works in partnership with other organisations to advocate, research and implement improved responses to homelessness. It aims to challenge structures and systems that will break the cycle of homelessness and does not support responses to homelessness which perpetuate charitable models of service provision. 

Website
www.mercyfoundation.com.au

Missionbeat

Phone
1800 306 461

Website
https://www.facebook.com/missionbeat

 

My Foundations Youth - The Addison Hotel 

My Foundations Youth Housing is a registered community housing provider, focused on the housing needs of young people, aged 16-25. If you’re a young person that is homeless or at risk, or just struggling to pay the rent, we might be able to help. We manage properties across Sydney – North, South, East & West. We also operate in the Hunter, Central Coast and the Mid-North Coast; and are expanding across these areas in the next 6 months. We’re opening in Western NSW soon too. We’ve got over 160 properties now and we will more than double in size by the end of this year.

Phone
02 8306 7905

Website
http://www.mfyh.org.au

Parramatta Mission

Parramatta Mission provides meals, accommodation, hospitality and mental health services across Greater Western Sydney and beyond, with almost 400 staff and volunteers delivering more than 70 services. We provide assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our communities to assist them in transforming their lives. These include people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, facing crisis and people living with mental illness. Parramatta Mission is a part of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Phone
(02) 9891 2277

Website
https://www.parramattamission.org.au

 

Settlement Services International

Address
2/158 Liverpool Road 
Ashfield NSW 2131

Phone
02 8799 6700

Website
http://www.ssi.org.au

 

The Wayside Chapel

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Sydney since 1964. Today, under the banner of ‘Love over Hate’, Wayside runs two community services centres, an Aboriginal Program, a mental health program and outreach service, two community cafés and two op shops. Our mission is creating community with no ‘us and them,’ breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome. All our programs are designed to ensure that the most marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services, as well as a judgment-free place where people are welcome just to ‘be’.

Address
29 Hughes Street
Potts Point NSW 2011

Phone
02 9581 9100   Programs / Crisis / Information
02 9581 9100   Wayside Youth 
02 9581 9100   Day to Day Living
02 9581 9142   Wayside Cafe 
02 9581 9101   Administration / Business

Website
https://www.thewaysidechapel.com

 

Northern Territory

Shelter Me

Website
http://www.shelterme.org.au

 

Queensland

Homeless Hotline (Queensland Government)

Phone
1800 474 753

 

South Australia

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway (SA Government)

Phone
1300 782 200 or 1800 800 098

 

Homelessness Gateway (SA Government)

Phone
1800 003 308

 

Missionbeat

Phone
0475 838 895

 

Youth Gateway (SA Government)

Phone
1300 306 046 or 1800 807 364

 

Tasmania

Housing Connect (Tasmanian Government)

Phone
1800 800 588

 

Victoria

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Address
214-218 Nicholson Street 
Footscray VIC 3011

Phone
03 8537 9500

Website
https://www.asrc.org.au

 

Co-Health - 53 Victoria Street, Melbourne

Phone
Collingwood, Fitzroy, Melbourne CBD – 9448 5528
Kensington, North Melbourne, Niddrie – 9448 5520
Footscray, Braybrook, Werribee, Melton – 9448 5502

Website
http://www.cohealth.org.au

 

Council to Homeless Persons

The Council to Homeless Persons is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness. Our vision is to end homelessness in Victoria.

Address
2 Stanley Street 
Collingwood VIC 3066

Phone 
General 03 8415 6200 
Homelessness Advocacy Service (HAS) – 1800 066 256

Website
http://chp.org.au

 

Department of Human Service - Crisis Accommodation

Phone
1800 825 955

Website
http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/crisis-and-emergency/crisis-accommodation/homelessness-and-family-violence-getting-help

 

Hope Street Youth and Family Services

Address
Brunswick Town Hall
Level 1, 233 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056

Phone
03 8311 9637

Website
http://www.hopest.org

 

Launch Housing

Address
68 Oxford Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

Phone
1800 825 955

Website
http://www.launchhousing.org.au

 

Meals @ theBridge - Lifeline

Address
PO Box 349
Burwood VIC 3125 

Website
https://sites.google.com/eaglescorner.org/meals

 

Melbourne City Mission

Address
164-180 Kings Way
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Phone
03 8625 4444

Website
www.melbournecitymission.org.au

 

One Voice

Address
79 Sunshine Road
West Footscray VIC 3012

Website
http://onevoice.org.au

 

St Peter’s Eastern Hill (Lazarus Centre) - Anglicare - Melbourne

Address
15 Gisborne Street
Melbourne VIC 3002

Phone
03 9662 2391

Website
https://www.anglicarevic.org.au/get-involved/volunteering/

 

The Salvation Army Cafe

Address
69 Bourke Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone
03 9653 3299

Website
http://www.salvationarmy.org.au

 

VincentCare Victoria Housing Services

Address
175 Glenroy Rd
Glenroy VIC 3046

Phone
03 9304 0100

Website
http://www.vincentcare.org.au

 

Western Australia

WA Housing Hub

Website
http://options.wahousinghub.org.au/

 

Entrypoint Perth

Phone
08 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684

Website
http://www.entrypointperth.com.au/

 

Crisis Care

Phone
08 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008