55 Central is a specialist organisation that operates in the inner metropolitan area and works to break the cycle of homelessness by providing person centred, evidence based services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Governance

55 Central is an Incorporated Association with public benevolent institution status. It is governed by a Board of Directors who meet at least six times a year and hold an Annual General Meeting within four months of the end of the financial year.

Our Stories

Clem’s story

If we had met a few years ago, it would of gone like this;
“Hi. My name is Clem. Oh yes, I am currently working as a FIFO worker and live with my loving family in our own home”.
Fast forward a few years and we meet again;
“Hi. My name is Clem and I am currently homeless and sleeping in my car”.

Jessie’s Story

Jessie was referred to our Street to Home service by another specialist homelessness organization. At the time of referral, she was living in her car which she parked on her brother’s property and paid him a weekly “rent” to use the bathroom, kitchen and other facilities inside the house. She suffered from severe back pain

Our Services

Crossroads Project

Funded through the Drug and Alcohol Office, the Crossroads Project comprises a partnership between 55 Central, Saint Patrick’s Community Services and Curtin University. The project provides a unique and innovative response towards tackling alcohol and drug related harm and antisocial behaviour, its dual aims are:

Housing Support Street to Home

Funded through Department of Child Protection (DCP), Street to Home represents a comprehensive multiagency response towards addressing the needs of rough sleepers.
Overall the Street to Home model comprises three integrated elements:

Community Support Program

Funded through the Mental Health Commission, the Community Support Program provides a comprehensive range of integrated support services to male and female adults, who have a diagnosed mental illness. One full-time dedicated client Case Manager operates the service.

Crisis Accommodation

Funded through the State Department Child Protection (DCP) as part of the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) 55 Central’s Crisis Accommodation service provides 24 hour emergency crisis accommodation for single adult males between the ages of 18-65. On entry to the service,