FAQ


Frequent Asked Questions

For those who need help

For those willing to help

For those who need help

What kind of help can I receive through Breakthrough Houses?

Breakthrough Houses supports at-risk families via two different programmes; low-needs residential– a long term housing solution for families who are struggling and need support to find affordable, safe housing – and intensive-needs residential, for families in crisis who need broader and more concentrated assistance.

The intensive-needs residential programme is a live-in solution where families live in Breakthrough House. Professional live-in assistance and supervision are provided. This is an intensive programme aimed at healing deep wounds and requires a great deal of work and emotional input on the part of the family.

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Is my family eligible?

Eligibility is determined at an interview with Breakthrough Houses. It is based on the severity and type of your family’s needs. Please contact us on 02 9621 3964 and we will discuss your situation and decide how to proceed.

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Who can apply to Breakthrough Houses?

We exist to serve individuals who are in need and who want to make changes, and families with dependent children and who are in desperate need of help to manage their housing situation or who are seeking help to avoid the breakdown of the family unit.

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Can we live at Breakthrough House?

We do offer a residential programme for families in crisis where professional live-in assistance and supervision are provided. This is an intensive programme aimed at healing deep wounds and requires a great deal of work and emotional input on the part of the family. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

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Do I need to live at Breakthrough House to receive help?

No. We may be able to help you in other ways. As well as providing housing as part of a residential program, Breakthrough Houses has weekly community programs that offer support and counselling for many areas including alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, co-dependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, food addiction and gambling additions. We also utilise many helpful programs offered by Family Life Ministries.

Please contact us to find out other ways that we can help you. If there is something that we cannot help you with we will be able to tell you who to contact.

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Is there a minimum/maximum time we can stay at Breakthrough House?

The length of time that a resident can stay at Breakthrough House is judged on a case-by-case basis and includes consideration of the resident’s needs and counselling.

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What will be expected of my family?

When you are part of the Breakthrough Houses programme, your family is required to live within the strict rules and under supervision. We are here to help but we will only help those who truly need it and are prepared to work with us 100%

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What are our obligations?

Breakthrough Houses families are expected to attend all appointments, adhere to the full programme and also carry out chores. Children will attend school as per usual. Parents will receive assistance in being regularly employed and will also perform regular household duties.

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For those willing to help

Does Breakthrough Houses receive government funding?

Currently, we are funded by generous donations and volunteer support. We are in the process of requesting government funding and hope that this will become available as a matter of urgency.

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How can we help?

You can assist Breakthrough Houses by making a donation via this page.  You can also help by giving time, services, goods, or by sponsoring Breakthrough Houses.

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Can my business sponsor Breakthrough Houses or offer time, services or goods?

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses, ranging from packages suitable for small-to-medium business through to tailored packages for large corporations. Sponsorship offers you the opportunity to align your business with a dynamic and effective charity. Your business will also receive recognition through branding and media coverage.

Sponsorship can involve financial support as well as the donation of your products and services.

We are extremely grateful for all offers of donations of goods. If you would like to donate goods please contact us as we may or may not be able to accept, depending on the quality and condition.  We aim to create a comfortable, clean environment for our clients and prefer items to be hygienic, practical and in good working order.

Breakthrough Houses exists because of people who volunteer their time to help. If you are interested in volunteering your time, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Phoebe Netto at Good Business Consulting for more information.

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Where should donations be sent?

Monetary donations can be posted to PO Box 8547, Blacktown, Westpoint, NSW 2148 or paid directly via our online payment system .

If you would like to donate goods please contact us as we may or may not be able to accept, depending on the quality and condition. We aim to create a comfortable, clean environment for our clients and prefer items to be hygienic, practical and in good working order.

To receive a tax-deductible receipt please email us at info@breakthrough.org.au with your full name and postal address so we can post one to you.

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Can we donate our time or goods instead of money?

  • Breakthrough Houses exists through donations, sponsorship and volunteer support, and there are many ways that you can get involved:
  • Donate money through MyCause
  • Donate household goods such as non-perishable food, furniture, white goods, cleaning supplies, tools, gardening equipment etc.
  • Roll up your sleeves and help out at Breakthrough House by cleaning, gardening, building, painting or any other ways that you can help maintain the property.
  • Sponsor Breakthrough Houses.

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