Referrals

Referrals

To ensure we are able to provide the support you need, you must meet our eligibility criteria to access our Horizon House program.

We accept referrals from a wide range of sources including but not limited to self-referrals, family members, family friends, schools, teachers, general practitioners, social workers, youth workers, community support groups and emergency accommodation providers.

Please download the relevant referral form and send it to you closest location.

How to make a referral

To make a referral, please download and complete the referral form below. 

Email your completed form to the support coordinator at the location you want to attend.

If you are not sure which location would be most appropriate, please email your completed referral form

Email: HorizonHouse@sjog.org.au

Referral process

We meet all suitable applicants face-to-face and conduct a reference check prior to offering a place in a Horizon House.

If we do not have a bed available in your first choice of area, we may be able to offer a place in a Horizon House at another location.

If we do not have any places available, we will place you on a waiting list and/or endeavour to connect you with other service providers who may be able to provide more immediate assistance.

Horizon House eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the St John of God Horizon House program, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • homeless or at serious risk of homelessness
  • 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.

Young mothers and babies eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • homeless or at serious risk of homelessness
  • aged 16 to 22 years
  • at least 12 weeks pregnant, confirmed by a general practitioner (GP)
  • does not require accommodation for any older siblings
  • 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 fully participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan e.g. school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
  • prepared to abide by the no smoking rule
  • no current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance misuse.