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Accommodation Services

The Accommodation Program offers a range of programs to assist those in our community who have experienced homelessness. All programs are offered on a flexible, “no wrong door”approach. Professional onsite or telephone interpreters can be accessed at short notice to assist those clients who do not speak English.

There are a number of organisations with whom we partner to be able to deliver crisis and short term supported transitional housing. These include:
  • Access Housing Australia 
  • Community Housing Limited 
  • Federation of Housing Collectives 
  • Sisters of St. Joseph 
  • Vincentcare
Crisis Accommodation Program for Migrants and Refugees

This program provides support and assistance to those living in the Southern suburbs of Perth who are homeless or who are about to become homeless. As part of this program, families can be offered supported short-term accommodation in one of 11 off site, detached fully furnished houses. During this time families are intensively case managed to address issues such as lack of English, mental health issues including pre arrival torture and trauma issues, financial management, family relationship issues, parenting problems and legal and consumer issues that may have led to them becoming homeless. In addition to those housed in the programs crisis accommodation, single adults, young people and other homeless families are assisted through information, advice,referral, advocacy and brokerage to obtain or maintain private and public tenancies.

The program is funded by the Department for Child Protection and Family Services.

Homelessness Housing Support Program

This program assists those who are housed throughout the South West Metropolitan area in supported accommodation such as women’s refuges and men’s hostels, to exit into long term stable accommodation. FMC provides support and assistance to obtain both private and public housing. The aim of the program is to decrease the time that clients have to spend in supported accommodation, and so free up refuges and hostels to be able to respond more quickly to a greater number of those experiencing a housing crisis.

The program is funded by the Department for Child Protection and Family Services.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Child Therapeutic Support Program

It is recognised that children in families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness may have support needs independent of their parents. The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) Child Therapeutic Support Program aims to provide support through an intensive case management process to provide counseling and protective behaviours training, as well as assistance to access education and recreational needs. Referrals of culturally and linguistically diverse children who are in homeless family situations are accepted from supported accommodation programs and the Department for Child Protection and Family Services. The CaLD Child Therapeutic Support Program develops a range of group programs for clients of the program including:
School holiday programs

For further information please contact the main office.

Fremantle Multicultural Centre
241-243 High Street
Fremantle WA 6160
P: 9336 8282
E: Administration@fmcwa.com.au

Useful Links
Looking for a free service that provides assessment and referrals for homeless people? www.entrypointperth.com.au/about-us/
Looking for The South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum? www.swmpf.org.au
Looking for information on Access Housing? www.accesshousing.org.au
Looking for information on Community Housing? www.chl.org.au
Looking for information on Charity Link and the work they do? www.charitylink.org.au
Looking for information on Lotterywest and available grants? www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/about-us/who-we-are
Looking for information on St Pat’s and the work they do? www.stpats.com.au