YWCA Canberra’s Housing Support Unit (HSU) provides supported accommodation, information, advocacy and referrals to assist families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to access, maintain or develop safe, secure, affordable, appropriate and independent housing, with a specific focus on the needs of children.
We operate in accordance with the values of YWCA Canberra and strive to create a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued, their differences are respected, and their basic needs are met so they can live with dignity.
We work with families who want both accommodation and support with other issues, such as parenting, budgeting and finance, mental health, drug and alcohol dependence, domestic violence, and other concerns.
We also provide an outreach service for homeless people, with our workers able to meet with service users at a place that is convenient to them. Where our service cannot provide direct support, we refer service users to an appropriate, alternative service.
If you are homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, please contact One Link on 1800 176 468. One Link is a gateway that provides you access to over 40 individual homelessness services. A phone call to One Link matches you with the help you need.