Help with housing and accommodation

Parkes – Forbes – Bourke – Cobar. The Specialist Homelessness Services program is funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. The overall goal of the Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) are to ensure better outcomes for vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our services are working to strengthen the capacity of homeless services in our service areas of Forbes, Parkes, Cowra, Grenfell, Peak Hill, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Bourke and Cobar and achieve a better balance of prevention, early intervention and crisis support for our clients. Due to the Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) reforms and identifying the “gaps in service” in these communities, we are now able to assist young people, single males and females, families and women escaping domestic or family violence in all of the communities that we work in. We aim to: Provide (when available) short term safe secure crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic or family violence Assist you in finding safe, crisis and medium term accommodation Provide support and referrals to other services who can assist your needs Assist you in making applications for housing and private and public rentals Provide support and education for individuals and families experiencing […]

Bourke – Brewarrina. Funded by the Department of Social Services, Reconnect is a community based early intervention program for young people (12-18 years) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  It is designed to reduce the impact of homelessness on the individual and the family and to help the young person and the family achieve family reconciliation where possible. Reconnect also looks to assist young people with work, education, and training. Our Bourke Reconnect team member can be contacted on 02 6872 1551

Western NSW – Based in Dubbo. CatholicCare delivers the Tenant Participation Resource Service (TPRS) program in central and western NSW. Our program is a NSW Department of Family and Community Services initiative that aims to provide social housing tenants with increased access to information, advice and education opportunities to more actively participate in processes related to their housing, as well as to engage in their communities. The TPRS program aims to assist: Social housing tenants to engage in communities Social housing tenants needs and priorities are identified and considered in planning and service delivery Social housing tenants are informed about their rights and responsibilities and are supported with their housing needs Social housing tenants have skills and resources to participate in community life Social housing tenants receive services that are coordinated, flexible and responsive to their needs. The goal of the TPRS program is for social housing tenants to have a constructive voice that is heard by their housing provider to achieve better long term tenancies with their housing provider. We have a 1300 number that social housing tenants can ring to receive advice and information regarding their tenancies. Please feel free to contact us at our Dubbo office on 02 6883 4600 […]