A newly redeveloped accommodation and support facility in South Fremantle offering support for men who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness officially re-opened last month.
Wilf Sargent House, operated by Uniting Care West, was established as a refuge for homeless men and couples during the early 1980’s, and was recently redesigned to make it more user friendly for both clients and staff. It now provides eight rooms with private ensuites, a communal lounge, kitchen and games room as well as offices and counselling rooms to provide support services.
The Department is committed to providing innovative and sustainable ways to support people experiencing homelessness, and providing opportunities to move beyond immediate crisis and into long-term housing.
The cost to redevelop this historic property was $2.3 million, of which 30 per cent was contributed by the Commonwealth and the balance from the State Government through the Department’s Crisis Accommodation Program. The Department will continue to provide funding for Wilf Sargent House, with support services provided by Uniting Care West.
Individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness should contact EntryPoint Perth on 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684 or Crisis Care after hours on 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008.