Homelessness NSW is a peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW. Our members include small, locally based community organisations, multiservice agencies with a regional reach and large State-wide service providers.
Key services that we provide include policy development and advocacy in working to end homelessness, public education about the changing faces of homeless people and those at risk, information about the diverse mix of initiatives operating in NSW and elsewhere and advice and support for member organisations and others about organisational change and improvement.
Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness and in NSW? Call the statewide telephone line managed by the Department of Family and Community Services
CALL Link2Home - 1800 152 152
Use the directory to find services across NSW that can help you locate rental properties, help you maintain tenancies and provide financial assistance and support for living costs that affect your ability to meet rent.
This project has provided a range of support services to the NSW SHS sector since 2012. It assists agencies to develop the skills, systems and policies necessary for new contracts established under the Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) reform.
On White Ribbon Day – Australia’s National Day to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women Homelessness NSW calls on the Federal and NSW Governments to address the impact a lack of affordable housing is having on women and children escaping domestic and family violence. Click here for more details.
The three peaks, Homelessness NSW, Yfoundations and DVNSW have developed a response to this report – please see attached. The response includes the following recommendations regarding the ongoing implementation of the Going Home Staying Home reforms:
1. A clear acknowledgement by the Minister and FACS that mistakes were made during the reform process which impacted negatively on the sector, the workforce and clients and a commitment to work with the sector to manage the ongoing impacts of the reform. Read more: Peaks response to the Going Home Staying Home Post Implementation Review (PIR) Report
The NSW Premier today released his 12 priorities for NSW, which includes a focus on addressing youth homelessness. It is great to see commitment to addressing this issue but it will need to be done with a commitment to SHS youth service delivery & affordable housing.