Neami Wollongong

24 Kenny Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed public holidays

Carly Jones | Acting Manager

Melissa Tyne | Service Manager

Community Outreach Support

Home and community outreach support involves a support worker and consumer identifying their strengths, values and goals and then working together to achieve or make progress towards them.

Each person develops a clearly defined plan of areas they have chosen to focus on, based on their existing values and strengths. Our role is to help them achieve their goals

The amount of support varies depending on each person’s level of need and the funding program they are funded through.

Community and group programs are funded by the New South Wales Government through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI).

Together Home

Together Home provides access to safe, secure and affordable housing and the support needed to help sustain a tenancy.

Access to housing and support through the program works to address people’s needs while building individual capability and capacity. By understanding each person’s needs and goals, Together Home also fosters local connections to support people to thrive in the community.

The Housing-First program is delivered in partnership between Neami and local Illawarra Housing Trust.

Together Home is a key initiative supporting the Premier’s Priority to halve street homelessness by 2025. This initiative aims to transition people onto a trajectory away from homelessness and into long-term, stable housing, whilst improving overall personal wellbeing.

Community and group programs

We provide a variety of group programs in all states that bring together people receiving support from us around areas of common interest or need. This includes our own group programs, Flourish and the Optimal Health program.

These groups might be focused on health issues or they might address people’s goals or aspirations for the future. The common thread is that they are there to provide both guided and peer support to help people pursue their health and wellbeing goals.

We aim wherever possible to connect people with mainstream community programs to support greater community connection and independence.

Active8

Active8 is a person-centered physical health program to identify and work on physical health goals.

Active8

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria varies for our different programs. Please contact this service to discuss whether our programs are suitable for you.

Referrals

Referrals can be made by individuals, carers, families, mental health professionals or other health care providers.

Referrals must be discussed with the individual prior to making the referral.

We encourage referrals from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, youth and refugees.