If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless, the Homelessness Gateway Service can help you.
The Homelessness Gateway Services is a 24/7 telephone service which can help you with support and access to emergency accommodation. We make sure everyone that contacts the service is assessed and referred to the right Homelessness Service
You are considered to be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless if you:
- Are experiencing or escaping domestic or Aboriginal family violence
- Have trouble maintaining your housing
- Have been released from institutional care & have nowhere to go Are sleeping rough, in a car or temporary shelter
- Are couch surfing at a friend or family members place or living in overcrowded Conditions with no or little privacy.
- Have separated from your partner & have nowhere to go.
- Are recently unemployed,having problems paying bills or have fallen behind in your rent or mortgage payments
- Are a young person aged between 15 & 25 years and have been kicked out of home.
Our Inner Southern Youth Homelessness Service provides support to those aged 15 - 25 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Our youth-specific case workers help individuals overcome the obstacles preventing them from moving forward.
If this is you, our aim is not just to meet your immediate residential needs but to help you overcome the issues that caused your homelessness. If you have recently become homeless, facilitating family communication or reconnecting you back to other close family members is often an effective solution.
- Crisis Support
- 24 hour supported residential accommodation service with a comprehensive range of personal supports
- Support to successfully move to independent living.
If you are ready to be more independent, we can offer a place in a semi-supported unit. You still receive all the support you need - with the clear aim of equipping you to be able to live on your own. This program operates across the City of Marion, the City of Holdfast Bay and the City of Mitcham.
To contact us, please call 08 8177 4900, or visit us at Unit 3, 5-7 Stephen Street, Melrose Park. To access via public transport, go to 1069 - 1075 South Road, Melrose Park, situated between bus stop number 17 and 18, and walk through the car park towards Stephen Street.
Men 25 years and over who are unemployed, retired or receive the Disability Support Pension. Referral required.
Assessment required for admission into Centre programs Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program - including gardening, woodwork, crafts, living skills and holistic support Information and referral - housing and welfare needs Emergency assistance - food, furniture and other material assistance if other services unavailable Mobile soup kitchen - operates every day except Sat from 1st Mon in May to early October, 6.30pm at Hurtle Square and 7.15pm at Whitmore Square Assistance with Care & Housing for the Aged (ACHA) program - support for financially disadvantaged frail aged people who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation and who are on the Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program
Provides emergency and crisis accommodation for men aged 18 years or older. The crisis centre can accommodate up to 49 men in single, double or three person rooms and provides a range of services; such as crisis accommodation, meals, showers, assessment of needs, comprehensive case management services, referrals to other organisations and social support
The Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Centre is located at 28 Whitmore Square in the Adelaide CBD.
Carrington Cottages is accommodation for single men 45+ that are homeless. No referral required just call the office number.
They provide safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation for 60 men on low incomes. Providing a supportive environment for men who have been homeless to rebuild their skills, confidence and motivation to move on to independent living.
The low cost rent can be taken directly from Centrelink payments.
There is kitchen facilities and Oz Harvest provides some food support so tenants can obtain something to eat if they cannot provide for themselves.
Transport to medical and welfare appointments can be arranged.
Catherine House has accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness, who are 18 years and older, and unaccompanied by children.
Offering a range of services to women including: emergency accommodation services, transitional housing services, supported accommodation for clients with mental health concerns, and support services through the Catherine House Women’s Centre.
Those forced to live roughly can access Fred’s Van for a hot, nutritious meal, blankets, clothing and food vouchers, donated books, social connection and referrals to other community service and Government agencies.
You can find Fred's Van operating in
Adelaide City, Christies Beach, Salisbury, Elizabeth, Gawler, Kilburn, Semaphore, Aldinga and regionally in Port Pirie and Port Lincoln. See timetable for updated locations and times.
Youth Outreach accommodation is located in the Inner North and North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Youth Outreach covers the Local Council area of Tea Tree Gully, Salisbury and part of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Accommodation and support is available to young single people, couples, sibling groups, and people with children. Clients are usually in receipt of the Independent Youth Allowance from Centrelink.
Waiting times for accommodation vary based on property size and suitability. Whilst residing in Transitional Accommodation the young people are required to pay rent and general living costs including utilities.
Essential facilities such as public transport, shopping, offices of the various Government departments and community resources are all within easy reach.
Young people can be referred to Youth Outreach by any current support agency, or by referring themselves. Following initial contact, appointments will be made to complete an intake and assessment, with ongoing support available to the young person whilst awaiting accommodation.
Youth Outreach is funded as part of the Inner North and North East Youth Homelessness Services, funded through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion under National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
Provides support and assistance to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Based at Marion and operating for clients across the City of Marion, the Holdfast Bay and the City of Mitcham, the service is also available to all individuals based on their assessment needs.
Office hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 7 days a week after hours on call service for supported clients.