The Street to Home; Ruah Assertive Outreach Team is located at the Ruah Centre, an agency of Ruah Community Services. The Street to Home Program is a multi-agency collaboration between 8 different specialist homelessness services and a mental health clinical outreach team. All agencies work in partnership to enable people experiencing primary homelessness to move off the street to stable housing and an improved quality of life.
The Street to Home Program is available to people 18+ years of age who:
Are primary homeless (rough sleepers) without conventional accommodation (living on the streets, in deserted buildings, improvised dwellings, in parks, laneways etc;
Qualify for a Centrelink benefit;
Are in Perth or Fremantle inner-city areas (Fremantle area is covered by St Patrick's Community Support Centre).
Assertive Outreach Workers are the primary point-of-contact for the Street to Home Program.
Ruah Assertive Outreach Workers:
Make initial contact with people sleeping rough, wherever they are in inner-city Perth,
Accept referrals from mainstream and specialist service providers, and
Are directly linked with the mental health Mobile Clinical Outreach Team (MCOT), and Street to Home Housing Support Workers
Have the capability to undertake street based shifts to connect with clients at different times during the day, dependent on their needs.
Provide intensive support to assist people sleeping rough to find stable accommodation, and connect them to a range of support services to ensure the accommodation is successfully maintained.