- St John of God Horizon House
- How our program works
How our program works
Are you experiencing or at risk of homelessness?
Whatever has put you at risk of homelessness, at Horizon House we’re here for you, with a safe place to stay, think about the future you want and get the support you need to make it happen.
More than a roof over your head, we’ll work with you to understand who you are, what you want to do and where you want to be. Then, together, we’ll develop the skills and access the support you need to look after yourself and move on.
To access our support program, you must be:
- aged between 16 and 22
- experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- in or committed to re-engaging in education, training or employment.
Where do we have homes and provide outreach support?
Our homes and support services span Western Australia and Victoria.
All our homes are fully furnished and set up to provide a family-like environment. You’ll have your own bedroom and either private or shared communal areas, including a kitchen, bathroom and living room.
We’ll tailor our support to suit you
Our friendly team offers three levels of support. It may be that you need one level of support. Perhaps you need more. The important thing is that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions here. Everything we do is designed around you and what you need.
Option 1: Accommodation and intensive support (up to 12 months)
This option gives you an affordable long-term home, with subsidised rent based on your income or the benefits you receive. It provides the best of both worlds: you’ll have your own bedroom while living in a family-like environment with other young people on a similar journey.
Our team will be there to help you set your personal goals and work towards achieving them, including your education, training or employment goals. We’ll also be there to help you develop vital life skills, like cooking, cleaning and managing your finances, so you can look after yourself.
We provide one-on-one case management and will support you to connect with family and other social networks, along with the option of referrals and help to access a range of other specialist support services. So, whether you need to connect with healthcare professionals, recruitment agencies or community support organisations, we’re there for you.
Option 2: Transitional accommodation and support (up to 12 months)
This is our second long-term home option, with subsidised rent that’s determined based on your income or the benefits you receive.
You’ll have your own bedroom, and our team will be there to help you continue your education or access training or employment. It’s a great way to experience semi-independent living, safe in the knowledge you always have our team and a dedicated point of contact to call if you need help.
In addition to regular visits from a member of our team, who will work with you to develop your day-to-day life skills, we’ll also help you connect with other organisations and your community.
Option 3: Outreach to support independent living (up to 12 months)
This option is there to help you adjust to living independently. You’ll have access to a dedicated contact within our team, so there’s always someone to call if you need help figuring out a problem or how to tackle a situation.
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