Helping to provide a safe place to stay
Samaritans believes everyone has a right to safe and secure housing. We are committed to providing people experiencing homelessness or people at risk of homelessness with the right opportunities and support.
Our services are varied and provide homelessness assistance to women and children escaping domestic violence, young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, as well as accommodation for men exiting prison.
Samaritans offers the following homeless services:
Youth Specialist Homeless Services
Samaritans Youth Transitional Accommodation Newcastle and Lower Hunter manages a number of transitional accommodation properties in Newcastle Local Government Area and Cessnock Local Government Area.
These properties provide young people aged 16 – 24 years with access to short-term, stable and affordable accommodation, along with outreach support from a caseworker.
Samaritans Homeless Youth Assistance Program
The Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) is a brokerage and support service for the community sector supporting young people aged 12-15 years.
Samaritans Student Accommodation, Wickham
Samaritans Student Accommodation is for young people aged 16-25, who need accommodation in order to continue goals around education and training.
If you are suffering financial hardship and you are unable to pay bills, or if you are in need of food vouchers:
In addition to this, Samaritans offers accommodation to women and children escaping domestic violence via the Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service.
Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service
Offers help to women, men and children facing homelessness in Taree and surrounding areas.
Who we assist
Women, men and children facing homelessness in Taree and surrounding areas.
Support, advocacy and referral across all issues relating to housing and domestic violence, as well as outreach assistance for women, and women with children, who are living in their own home.
Youth Specialist Homelessness Service
Samaritans provides short-term, transitional accommodation, outreach casework, and early intervention for young people in Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter.
Who we assist
Samaritans Youth Specialist Homelessness Service can assist young people aged 12 – 24.
Samaritans Youth Specialist Homelessness Service provides the following services:
- Short term, transitional accommodation
- Early intervention
- Outreach casework
- The Rent-it Keep-it program
- Programs in schools for young people at risk of homelessness
Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter regions of NSW.