What we provide

What we provide

We provide stability and support for young people aged 16 to 22 years old to help them set and achieve their goals and independence.

 Counsellor talking to Horizon House resident

You can access our long-term accommodation and support if you are currently experiencing or are at serious risk of homelessness.

Accommodation

We provide three stages of accommodation to meet your needs:

  • accommodation and intensive support
  • transitional accommodation and support
  • outreach to support independent living.

You may enter Horizon House at any of these stages and are not required to access them in a particular order – we aim to meet your needs.

We currently operate 12 intensive support houses and provide a growing number of transitional beds in share houses and single-bedroom units across Western Australia and Victoria.

All of our intensive support and transitional houses are fully furnished and set up to provide a family-like environment. You have your own bedroom and either private or shared communal areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and living room.

You are encouraged to treat the house as your own home to help you develop a sense of stability, respect and responsibility.

Accommodation stages

Tier 1: Accommodation and intensive support– up to 12 months

  • Long term accommodation and provision of a stable home
  • A family-like environment with other young people on a similar journey
  • Your own bedroom
  • Subsidised rent (based on income/benefits to ensure affordability)
  • Support to access education, training and employment
  • Life skills program to help you learn how to cook, clean and budget so you can live independently
  • Individual case management to set and achieve personal goals
  • One-on-one counselling and referral to specialist services as required
  • Support to connect you with family and other social networks
  • Links to other service providers such as doctors, recruitment agencies and community support organisations

Tier 2: Transitional accommodation – up to 12 months

  • Long term accommodation
  • Your own bedroom
  • Subsidised rent (based on income/benefits to ensure affordability)
  • Support to access and continue education, training and employment
  • Opportunity to experience semi-independent living
  • A constant point of contact to call on if you need assistance
  • Regular visits from an outreach worker to ensure you are on track and helping develop your life skills
  • Support accessing other service providers
  • Help maintaining and developing community connections

Tier 3: Supported independent living – up to 12 months

We provide support on an as-needed basis while you adjust to living independently. You have access to a constant point of contact and someone to call when you need help figuring out a problem or deciding how to tackle a situation.