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SPECIALIST HOMELESSNESS SERVICE PROGRAM

The NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice funds services which help to support people who are facing or are experiencing homelessness in NSW. These services are called specialist homelessness services.

Specialist homelessness services can help women, men, young people, families, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They help women experiencing domestic and family violence, people who are sleeping rough, young people leaving care, people with mental health issues, people living in unsafe conditions, older people and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer

(LGBTIQ).

Upper Hunter Homeless Support provides case management under the "Going Home Staying Home Program" which supports people who are at risk of homelessness or who are homeless with the following:

·        case management – a caseworker will assist to identify and assess needs and help to set and achieve goals;

·        expertise and guidance about homelessness, housing and housing products;

·        crisis accommodation in the women’s refuge;

·        facilitating access to temporary accommodation;

·        facilitating access to transitional accommodation;

·        assistance to access financial support;

·        Rapid rehousing response;

·        assistance to secure and sustain longer term housing;

·        advocacy with real estate agents and landlords;

·        brokerage funds to help gain or maintain a tenancy;

·        referrals to other specialist services (both internally and externally);

·        emotional and psychological support;

·        emergency relief in the form of grocery and personal care packages;

·        assistance with safety planning; and

·        assistance in ensuring people and their children are safe.

(02) 6542 5051

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