Construction of a new Mission Australia Centre in Coffs Harbour’s CBD, alongside 40 one-bedroom social home apartments has begun. Both projects form part of Mission Australia’s commitment to help end homelessness and ensure people and communities across the Mid North Coast can thrive.

The latest 2016 Census data shows Coffs Harbour has seen a 15% increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness since the previous Census – a rate higher than the national average.

The Mission Australia Centre in Coffs Harbour is a community hub which will be designed to meet needs across the Mid North Coast by:

  • Providing individuals and the community with access to a variety of support services housed within a single location
  • Connecting locals to a range of support services and activities including homelessness services, health and wellbeing support and social inclusion services.

Together with the help of generous supporters, we have raised over $2 million for the project and will continue to raise the remaining funds required to complete construction. Completion of the Mission Australia Centre is projected to occur in the last quarter of 2021.

Photo of the planned Coffs Harbour housing

 

Helping people like Tamara on the Mid North Coast

Tamara experienced homelessness for the first time in 2016 after her marriage of 31 years ended. With nowhere to turn, Tamara and her 18-year-old son took the dogs and drove to a nearby beach.

When Tamara managed to secure a short-term stay at emergency accommodation, her son decided to move back home with his dad. It was just Tamara and her two dogs. Tamara eventually accepted offers to sleep on a friend’s couch and stay in their empty garage, but she knew she had to find a permanent solution.

When Tamara connected with the Mission Australia Housing office in Coffs Harbour, our staff helped her access affordable housing.  Within two weeks Tamara was invited to move into her new home. It was pet-friendly too so her two dogs, Layni and Tilly could stay too.

With our support, Tamara is now feeling more confident and independent.

 

How you can support this project

We welcome your financial support. If you are interested in contributing to the project, please contact Mission Australia’s Partnerships Manager, Peter Murray.

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How does Mission Australia help?

We work with others to ensure people and local communities can thrive. This is how we do it across the Mid North Coast of NSW.

 

 

See the progress here

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Coffs Harbour construction
Coffs Harbour construction
Coffs Harbour construction

 

Latest news on the project

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Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'