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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.

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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.

Emergency Relief

If you are suffering financial hardship and you are unable to pay bills, or if you are in need of food vouchers.

Kempsey Community Hub

The Community Hub offers assistance to women and children facing homelessness.

In addition to this, Samaritans offers accommodation to women and children escaping domestic violence via the Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service.