Newcastle Adult Accommodation Support Service (NAASS) - (NSW)
Mission Australia’s NAASS supports people over the age of 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It has seven programs that provide different levels of assistance, including:
- Safe Haven, which provides individual support with a focus on helping men over the age of 18 to develop living skills (four beds)
- Medium-term housing with outreach support, in partnership with Ecclesia Housing (four units)
- An intoxicated persons’ bed, by police referral only
- Supported Housing Program, a partnership with Housing NSW and Hunter New England Health (four units)
- Supported Tenancy Project, in partnership with Housing NSW, to help people address the issues that may place their existing tenancy at risk
- Tenancy Assist Project, in partnership with Compass Housing, to help people address the issues that are placing their existing tenancy at risk
- Outreach support to assist people who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, to navigate the system and find alternate safe, secure and affordable accommodation.
The NAASS team utilises best-practice models of service delivery to ensure positive outcomes for people. On accepting to be case-managed, clients are allocated a key worker who will work with them to develop support plans to address the goals and barriers.
Services provided can include:
- Assessment, information and referral
- Support planning and case management
- Accommodation (limited amounts)
- Use of office facilities
- Court support
- Home visits
- Encouragement and general support
- Practical assistance
- Living skills support.
Newcastle Adult Accommodation Support Service (NAASS)
956 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW 2302
P: (02) 4033 4911
For more information contact Mission Australia New South Wales.