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Below is a list of options for accommodation, including refuges and safe houses, emergency housing, men’s and women’s shelters, and rent assistance. Additionally, the services directory lists local low cost and alternative accommodation options.

Since April 2019, new tenancy laws have been introduced that allow the termination of a lease within 7 days on the ground of domestic violence

If you cannot find local accommodation support services for your area, you can find state and national accommodation service providers at the bottom of this page, including those offering safe accommodation, rental assistance and tenancy advice.

Geraldton Backpackers On The Foreshore

Services available:
 
• Budget friendly accommodation
• Open to travellers of all ages
• Choice of dorm and private rooms
• Extensive communal facilities
• Super fast wifi property wide
• Men’s Dorms
• Women’s Dorms
• Private Rooms 
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STAY Short Term Accommodation for Youth

STAY provides safe, secure and affordable accommodation which includes:

  • Meals
  • Emotional Support
  • Advocacy
  • Referral
  • Mediation
  • Learning new life skills
  • Linking into education
  • Access to longer term housing

STAY is a crisis service for young people who are aged between 15 & 25 years who may be experiencing:

  • A personal crisis
  • Family conflict
  • Financial difficulties
  • Nowhere to live
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Sun City Christian Centre

Providing a Christ Centred Association for the relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune and helplessness of people, regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, religion, political beliefs or marital status.
 
They provide:
• Food, clothing, furniture and household items distribution
• Accommodation
• Rehabilitation facilities
• Other social welfare services including training programs, life skills courses for people at risk and financial training, e.g. budgets.
• Caring for the welfare of individuals and groups in the local community and overseas according to Matt: 25:40
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Salvation Army Geraldton – Crisis Accommodation

Supported crisis accommodation for families who are experiencing unforeseen homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Clients are assisted to access long term accommodation and appropriate support.
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Regional Alliance West – Tenancy

Housing Assistance Programmes:
  • If you are living in a Housing Authority, or in a private rental situation, and are having problems with the tenancy.
  • Can visit you in your home to talk about how to solve the problems
  • Help with difficulties in getting rental accommodation.
Tenant Advocate
  • Help with information and assistance with your rights and responsibilities when managing your tenancy.  
  • Help with understanding letters and documents about your housing                                                                            
Homelessness:
  • Assist in gaining housing options either private rental, government housing or sharing
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Find alternative accommodation in Geraldton

Find alternative accommodation in Geraldton by using the Visit Geraldton website.

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Desert Blue Connect – Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge

Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge provides safe and supported accommodation for women with or without children who are escaping family violence or are at risk of being homeless as a result of crisis.

Services include:

  • Safe, secure crisis accommodation for up to three weeks
  • Development of safety plans
  • Practical and emotional assistance and support
  • Outreach support services
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services

Chrysalis House also provides services for children. A child support worker works with children to reduce the harmful effects of family violence, including availability of crèche services. Chrysalis House can accommodate children and youth up to the age of 18 years with appropriate recreation activities available.

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Desert Blue Connect – Family Violence Counselling & Advocacy Service

This service provides counselling, support and intervention for families where family violence has occurred or is likely to occur.  Counselling sessions can be with individuals and families including children. The service also provides advocacy for those experiencing family violence, and provide assistance with:

  • Referrals to housing, financial or legal organisations
  • Risk assessment & safety planning
  • Applying for a family violence restraining order
  • Court support
  • Referrals to other agencies

Families can access the service by self-referral, other agency referral, by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support or directly from Police.

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Department for Child Protection and Family Support – Geraldton

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern regions of the State.
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Bendat Horizon House Geraldton

????Horizon House provides stability and support for young people aged 16 to 22 years old to help them set and achieve their goals and independence. They do not provide short-term, crisis accommodation.

 
They provide three stages of accommodation to meet your needs:
 
  • Accommodation and intensive support
  • Transitional accommodation and support
  • Outreach to support independent living.
  • To be eligible for the Horizon House program, you must satisfy the following criteria to ensure we are able to provide the support required:
  • Homeless or at serious risk of homelessness aged 16 to 22 years old
  • Willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
  • Willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities
  • Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan for example school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
  • Prepared to abide by the no smoking rule

     

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State and National Accommodation Services Services

WAConnect

WAConnect is a free directory for service providers, and people looking for assistance. Users can search for food relief, financial counsellors, and emergency accommodation, among other services, and get a list of services that can provide assistance in the location that is convenient.
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Pets in Crisis

The Pets in Crisis program is a free service providing a temporary home for pets whose owners are experiencing immediate family and domestic violence. Pets are placed in a loving foster home while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own.
The service is available via a referral from a caseworker only. Pets in Crisis is open to all domestic pets, including cats, dogs and pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, etc.) for up to three months.
The scheme is not for emergency situations and the Pets in Crisis team is only available during normal business hours.
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Homeless Advisory Service

The Homeless Advisory Service provides information to primary and secondary homeless people that will assist them to seek their own accommodation.
 
The Advisory Service also takes calls from people who have shelter but do not have their own tenancy or lodgings.  In these cases the Homeless Advisory Service encourages clients to obtain bond assistance and to seek private rental accommodation.  Clients are given information about public and community rental housing through the Department of Housing and how they can apply for priority assistance.
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Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:

  • You need someone to help sort out a serious problem.
  • You are concerned about the wellbeing of a child.
  • You are escaping domestic violence and need help.
  • You are homeless.
If you have concerns about a child’s wellbeing, please contact the Central Intake Team on 1800 273 889 or email cpduty@cpfs.wa.gov.au
Translating and interpreting services available on 13 14 50
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Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence
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Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:

  • telephone counselling
  • information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required

Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence

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Entry Point Perth

Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can:

  • provide information on accommodation and support options to assist people to seek their own accommodation
  • assess individual circumstances of people and families experiencing domestic violence and, if eligible, provide formal referrals to crisis accommodation and support options
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