SAHSSI is a Specialist Homelessness Service and non-profit community organisation that provides accommodation and support in a safe environment.
SAHSSI operates two women’s refuge services in the Illawarra and one in the Shoalhaven. The crisis accommodation support services are accompanied by onsite case managers, that provide 9am – 5pm intensive case management support to women with or without children who are homeless due to a crisis situation. In a SAHSSI refuge, supported accommodation is up to six weeks. Upon exiting the refuge, a client can be further supported by SAHSSI’s outreach case management support service which can include transitional housing.
SAHSSI provides support services to women staying in crisis housing. This can include housing information; coordinating specialist services such as counselling, parenting support, medical, legal, education and training, employment, mental health, alcohol and drug support services; emotional support; advocacy, help to understand documents and forms; service processes and other support based on individual needs.
SAHSSI Crisis Housing
Shoalhaven Crisis Accommodation and Outreach Services
Shoalhaven Crisis Accommodation provides support for up to 6 women and up to 17 children. The service provides support for families, information, referral, emotional support, transport, advocacy within a case management framework with the aim to secure tenure.
We aim to assess needs and connect with other services.
Warilla Crisis Accommodation
Warilla Crisis Accommodation provides refuge accommodation for up to nine women with or without children. The Refuge has a total capacity of 27 beds plus portable cots and can accommodate up to nine families at one time.
Each unit has three bedrooms, each bedroom has two single beds (bunkbeds) and a trundle bed.
A woman with two children can be housed comfortably, portable cots are available if required. The Refuge is not equipped to accommodate people in wheelchairs.
Wollongong Crisis Accommodation
Wollongong crisis accommodation provides refuge accommodation for up to six women with or without children. It accommodates single women and women with children (including boys up to 17 years of age).
Each resident has their own bedroom but shares common areas such as lounge room, dining room, kitchen and bathrooms.