The Need

According to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, homeless families looking for accommodation are being turned away from shelters because of a shortage of beds. The report found that up to 80% of new applications for temporary housing by couples who have children are unable to be met on a daily basis. According to the 2006 Census, 12,133 children under 12 were homeless on census night.

Breakthrough Houses aims to reset the path by providing families at risk with guidance, support, education and real assistance ... and our number one priority is on keeping the family unit together.

The Solution

Breakthrough House is a caring, supervised and safe home for families at risk to live in whilst undergoing rehabilitation and learning vital life skills. Parents and children can remain together so that they can learn to live peacefully, as a family.

  • Supervised, live-in solutions so that families may remain together whilst receiving critical support.
  • 24/7 supervision.
  • Access to services that provide rehabilitation, counselling and financial and community support.


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