55 Central’s Crisis Accommodation Service provides 24 hour crisis accommodation for single adult males between the ages of 18-65. On entry to the service, each person is assigned a dedicated case worker and receives weekly, flexible tailored support across a range of areas that may include supported referral to specialist health, mental health and alcohol or other drug services, financial and budgeting support, family relationship assistance, assistance with challenging social/behavioural problems, legal information, transport, informal counselling, coaching and safety planning.
A client centred ethos is the cornerstone of all our work. Through this we seek to promote resilience, empowerment, self-reliance and choice.
One of the central policy aims of this program is to break the cycle of homelessness. We do this by helping clients move quickly through the crisis service, into more stable accommodation with the support they need, to prevent further homelessness. Depending on the level and complexity of their support needs, a client may reside at the crisis accommodation service for up to three months.
All referral enquiries can be made via telephone to the Crisis Accommodation Service on (08) 9272 1333 (select option 1). If the person is being referred from a mental health service, please download and complete this referral form:CAS Referral Form for Mental Health Service Providers
The crisis service is funded by the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support.