James Garnaut Horizon House in Broome provides support for young Aboriginal men aged 16 to 22 years who need long term accommodation and care.
Named in honour of both Raymond and Joy James, and Neale and Eunice Garnaut (in recognition of their contribution to the less fortunate), our house stands on land contributed by the Sisters of St John of God and continues our work in Aboriginal health.
We accept referrals from a wide range of sources including but not limited to family members, family friends, schools, teachers, general practitioners, social workers, youth workers, community support groups and emergency accommodation providers.
To be eligible for the St John of God Horizon House program, you must satisfy the following criteria to ensure we are able to provide the support required:
- homeless or in need of accommodation and support
- aged 16 to 22 years old
- willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
- willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities – the cost of rent is means tested dependent on income to ensure affordability for all residents
- willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan for example school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
- prepared to abide by the no smoking rule
- no current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
All St John of God Horizon House residents must be willing to work with us to obtain urgent ambulance cover.
Contact information (during office hours only)
For further information and referrals, please contact our Support Co-ordinator Matt Wagner:
Tel: (08) 9192 1548
Mobile: 0447 320 757
Crisis accommodation and after hours assistance
We do not provide short-term, crisis accommodation.
If you require crisis services please contact Crisis Care.
Tel: 1800 199 008. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.