What is Wadamba Wilam?
Wadamba Wilam (Renew Shelter) has provided intensive outreach support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are experiencing homelessness and enduring mental illness since 2012.
People who have used the Wadamba Wilam service have presented with very high rates of homelessness and rough sleeping, very high rates of substance use, poor physical health, high rates of contact with the justice system and a significant proportion of consumers have experienced psychotic illness. This group has been chronically left behind by systems and services that have not reached them effectively or provided culturally safe support to improve social and emotional wellbeing.
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