Wollongong Emergency Family Housing Inc (WEFH) is a registered not-for-profit charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Status and Registered Community Housing Provider – Tier 3.


This months case study:

October 2020

Last Friday we had the pleasure of assisting Bob to move into and furnish his new private rental, you may remember Bob’s story in the Illawarra mercury after we met him sleeping on the trains on one of our assertive outreach nights. Bob then came into our crisis accommodation and for the past few weeks has been working towards securing his own accommodation. After 2 years of sleeping on the trains Bob at 72 years of age can now sleep in his own bed and look forward to enjoying the next phase of life’s journey. Congratulations Bob we are so privileged to have met and joined you on your journey.

Photo Credit: Illawarra Mercury


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WEFH supports families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to either sustain their existing accommodation or attain and keep new tenancies through a combination of early intervention, case management, referral, advocacy and information.

WEFH comprises of four service delivery streams these include:

  • Transitional Housing Support – Providing support and housing to those transitioning out of homelessness
  • Homeless Hub Crisis Response – Drop in Support, breakfast and food support, crisis management, face-to-face support, referral and advocacy, telephone support.
  • Glider Accommodation Pre/Post Crisis Support – Intensive case management, early intervention, targeted support, research project, proactive prevention to homelessness.
  • Outreach Service Delivery (Mobile Truck) – Community engagement, collaborative response, assess gaps in service engagement.