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Gurehlgam Aboriginal Homelessness Service

The Aboriginal Homelessness Service program is a trauma informed, client centred and culturally safe service to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

our program

The objective of the program is to assist individuals and families to secure safe and sustainable housing through the provision of 4 core responses: 

  • Rapid re-housing, 

  • Early intervention & prevention of homelessness

  • Crisis & transitional housing

  • Intensive support to address complex needs

our impact

Successful outcomes achieved for clients with complex needs and severe medical condition.

Successful outcomes for clients with larger families who require appropriate housing accommodation.

Clients had been assisted and supported with emergency accommodation.

Assistance and support with furniture packs for clients moving into new homes.

Advocating for and supporting clients to be placed on the public housing wait list.

Successful outcomes with clients being placed on the priority housing list and allocated homes. 

our learnings & growth

There has been an increase in housing prices in the Clarence Valley and an increase in the number of people moving to the area since COVID19 and Floods.   This has increased the pressure on affordable housing and made it more challenging to find suitable housing for our clients.

Our growth area for our team is securing quarterly clinical supervision for our caseworkers and the development of a strategic plan for our program.

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