High Impact Projects
There are many projects happening in Western Australia that are making a significant positive impact and working towards ending homelessness. Please read more about them below.
DV Coordinated Response
The Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service is part of a new model in Western Australia helping families who are in crisis, by providing wrap-around support to keep themselves and their families safe from domestic violence.
Agencies such as Mission Australia, WA Police, and the Department for Child Protection work together to help protect victims, and also ensure proper documentation and reporting is carried out, and consequently, ensuring perpetrator accountability. Learn more.
50 Lives 50 Homes
The 50 Lives 50 Homes Project is a targeted campaign to collaboratively address the ongoing challenges of housing and supporting homeless people in Perth.
Ruah is the lead agency of the ‘50 Lives 50 Homes’ campaign, working with organisations across multiple sectors to collaboratively address the ongoing challenges of housing Perth’s most vulnerable rough sleeping homeless population. Learn more.
Wungening Moort: Healing Families and Families Healing
Wungening Moort Healing Families and Families Healing is an in-home support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the Perth metropolitan area, and in contact with the statutory child protection system.
They aims to provide Aboriginal children and families with a culturally responsive and secure service so that children can stay safely at home with their families and communities.
The Aboriginal In-Home Support Service provides support to Aboriginal families living in the Perth metropolitan area who have complex needs, and are currently in contact with the statutory child protection system.
Wungening Moort is a 12-month program, with 16 weeks of intensive support. Learn more.
ReSet delivers services to men and women in Perth prisons and their families, and in the community after release.
Each person receives a service that responds to their specific needs.
By coming to ReSet, clients can access a range of services so that their needs are met as fully as possible. ReSet is a culturally competent service and we also base our programs on what has been shown to work well.
ReSet service is delivered by a consortium of four agencies, comprising Centrecare, Wirrpanda Foundation, St. Bartholomew’s House, and led by Wungening Aboriginal Corporation. The consortium has 150 years' combined experience delivering a range of community services to WA’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
This partnership offers a range of significant benefits including:
A holistic approach to service delivery supporting people transitioning into the community;
A best practice evidence based adult justice service that is outcome focused;
An integrated and coordinated network of quality reintegration services based in East Perth (the North Hub) and in Cannington (the South Hub); and with access to “hot desk” locations across the metropolitan area;
A centralised Intake for referrals.
Foyer Oxford combines holistic support, high quality housing and access to flexible training to give young people the opportunity to thrive long term.
Part of the international Foyer movement, the multimillion dollar project is founded on the idea that ending youth homelessness can be achieved through education, training and sustainable employment. Learn more.
Tom Fisher House
Tom Fisher House (TFH) is a respite and engagement accommodation service for people over 18 who are sleeping on the streets, in parks or vehicles. TFH places a priority on referrals for long term rough sleepers and provides overnight accommodation and support in a warm and welcoming environment for up to 12 people for 7 nights.
Our service operates on a low threshold and change model based on engagement and harm reduction principles. People who have barriers to accessing other services are actively encouraged to stay at TFH and our staff work with the people who use the service, alongside the referral and visiting agencies, to achieve the best support outcome for them with the ultimate goal of working towards ending their homelessness. TFH staff maintain a position of unconditional positive regard for people using the service and work from a strengths based perspective. We advocate for people who use the service and will work with them to remove barriers to meeting their needs.
Referring Agencies: Street to Home Services; Ruah Centre; Tranby Centre; Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service, Salvation Army, St Patricks Community Support Centre, Mobile Clinical Outreach Team, Outcare (by arrangement), and 360 Health
Tenancy Action Group WA
The Tenants’ Action Group of Western Australia (TAGWA) greatly values the opinions and feedback of WA tenants. Any decisions that directly impact tenants are discussed at regular monthly Tenant Action Group meetings to which all tenants are welcome. Learn more.
From Day Centres to Engagement Centres
Tranby has started the transitional planning stage to re-identify the purpose of the service and work in a person centred approach. Currently Tranby will see on average 180 clients between 7am till 12pm, for breakfast, showers, specialist services and referrals to other specialist services.
Moving forward Tranby will be creating a crisis response space that is targeting only rough sleepers for access to essential services such as showers, breakfast, referrals and specialist services. This will divide the clients of rough sleepers, and the clients that are accommodated, but use Tranby to access support, specialist services, social inclusion and other essential services.
Creating this two prong approach will help keep a flow of clients coming through instead of the huge amount first thing in the morning. Creating consistent and purposeful service delivery will allow staff to able to provide an innovative and flexible response to meet the complex needs of the clients.
Crisis response would run for the first couple of hours, and then the service would open up to a social inclusion space for everyone to be welcome.
Overarching this, would be the planned response led by case management services for example Street to Home, Housing Advocacy Support Services, and other external case management services. These would work in conjunction with engagement hub support staff to create better wrap around services for clients with an outcomes focused approach.
Foundation Housing is considering future housing models that leverage the success of existing campaigns, and take advantage of current rental market conditions. Learn more.
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