We’re by your side.
Every person who comes to St Bart’s has a unique story. They come to us from all walks of life, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and through all kinds of circumstances. The one thing they have in common is that they are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. Mental health issues from trauma and hardship are also common to those we support.
The only transitional facility of its kind in Perth, our Women’s Service offers safe, supported accommodation in East Perth for women to address the causes of their homelessness, regain their independence and reconnect to their community and other support services.
Recently expanded to double the number of women we can support, the fit-for-purpose 32-bed facility offers single rooms with bathrooms and shared common areas.
Case management and a range of community support services help the women to achieve their goals. These may include improving their health and well-being and reconnecting to their family and local services.
When residents are ready to transition back into stable housing and re-establish a home in the community, they are connected into the BHP Reconnecting Lives Program. The outreach support assists them to manage in their new home environment and helps prevent the risk of a return to homelessness.
The Women’s Service is fully funded by St Bart’s and our corporate and philanthropic community, and the Feilman Foundation has assisted the program by extending our support services for better outcomes.