House of Hospitality

House of Hospitality

The House of Hospitality is an accommodation unit for people who find themselves homeless or in unsuitable accommodation.

The House of Hospitality aims to assist people in regaining confidence, taking control of their lives, making choices and moving towards independent living. However, it is not a crisis unit.

Priority is given to:
• fathers with children
• adults who have completed a detoxification programme
• adults who are homeless due to marriage breakdown or eviction
• mothers with children who do not meet the domestic violence criteria of the Women's Refuge Movement
• community membership is given to one asylum seeker each year.

The concept of the house is one of community living. The people who choose to live at the House of Hospitality are expected to support and encourage each other.
Residents are encouraged to join a day program or become involved in job skill programs, voluntary work, or attend local playgroups with their children. The house is a drug and alcohol free zone.

The house is the chosen ministry of a faith community - committed to working for a just society. This faith community meets fortnightly to pray together, take action on social justice issues and evaluate the ministry of the house. The house is not government funded. All contribute to the financial and physical running of the house.