The connection between homelessness and mental illness is well known, especially amongst people with long histories of homelessness and who have spent time sleeping rough. Once people are in a stable home it’s easier to make other changes to improve health and wellbeing.
Housing and homelessness
A targeted, ‘wrap-around’ approach to prevent homelessness and support the way to long-term housing.
Supporting people to find a house and maintain a home
Through our mental health support and specialist homelessness services, we work with people to identify their needs and offer a range of support.
Our housing and homelessness services help people find a place to live and provide support to prevent homelessness, maintain tenancy and make housing a home.
Our housing first approach focuses on helping people secure long-term housing and providing access to post-crisis support.
Responsive, individually targeted, wrap-around support helps to sustain tenancies, develop connections and improve wellbeing
Assertive outreach teams provide crisis response and rapid access to support.
For people we are living rough on the street we seek to establish relationships and pathways that make housing a real option for people with complex needs.
Residential and on-site support for people with histories of recurring and persistent homelessness to build independent living skills and access permanent housing.
Residents have access to wrap-around support to improve wellbeing, social connectedness and address any mental health and physical health needs.
Making homefulness a real option
Securing long-term housing is an essential foundation for recovery and growth across other areas of health and wellbeing, including mental health.
Housing is part of the solution, but we aim to foster a sense of homefulness where people feel they belong, are safe, connected and can do the things that matter in their lives.
The value of experience
Using a shared-care approach, we work in partnership to draw from the expertise across multi-disciplinary teams and different organisations.
We also coordinate with other services as needed, connecting people to ongoing support, crisis assistance and primary health care.
Our teams include outreach workers, peer support workers, youth workers, community health nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, and alcohol and other drug workers.
The lived experience aspect of my work has an almost indefinable quality to it. To be able to say 'I know where you’re coming from' and really mean it is one of the many rewards of doing this work.
Available at these locations
Macarthur Accommodation and Access Program (MAAP)
226/4 Hyde Parade, Campbelltown NSW 2560
- Housing and homelessness
Supported Transition and Engagement Program (STEP)
Suite 5A, Level 5, Tower A, 201 Coward St, Mascot NSW 2020
- Housing and homelessness