Program

Indigenous Support & Accommodation (ISA) program offers several services:

Family Accommodation

For Indigenous families who are at risk of homelessness. EveryMan will provide support in obtaining permanent accommodation, assistance with Centrelink, support with legal matters, referrals to culturally appropriate services, and advocacy on behalf of clients.

Outreach support

For individuals or families at risk of homelessness because current living circumstances are unsustainable, or they are about to return to the ACT community and have no accommodation.

Boarding Houses 

Shared accommodation for individuals or families who require temporary accommodation in order to improve their access to various services, including but not limited to health, education, legal matters and government services.

Criteria

Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Families with a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous members qualify for assistance.

Process

Family Accommodation and Outreach

If you're self-referring, call Onelink on 1800 176 468 to give them your information and they will make a referral to EveryMan on your behalf.  OneLink officers need to use the EveryMan referral form.

Boarding Houses 

You can refer yourself, or you can be referred by e.g. an education institution or employment service.  Contact us to request accommodation or refer someone.

Referral applications are reviewed by EveryMan on a weekly basis, which allows us to prioritise based on needs. However, if your matter is urgent, you can always call us and speak to someone directly.

Don't know where to start? Call us during office hours on 02 6230 6999 and we can provide you with the information you need, whether it's about our services, how to make a referral, or who's eligible.

Contacting EveryMan

For more information about making referrals, go to www.everyman.org.au/referrals

or phone us on 02 6230 6999 during office hours 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday

Self-referral:

If you'd like to ask about support for yourself, you can also use our general referral web form - click here

Cost

You will need to pay rent.  You will also need to pay for utilities (gas and electricity).  Boarding House rents include a loading for utilities so boarders will not have to pay separate charges.  There are no other fees.

Contact Us

Office hours 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday

Phone us on 02 6230 6999 

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