Who We Help and How
Molonglo Support Services assists people experiencing homelessness or domestic and family abuse
We assist single people over 24, and families who are without suitable accommodation or experiencing domestic and family violence.
We provide women with information and support through the court process and support throughout the process in a safe environment.
What We Offer
- Early intervention and outreach support for people experiencing domestic and family violence to stay safely in their own home.
- Assistance out of homelessness into temporary or long term accommodation
- Secure crisis accommodation for women with or without children escaping domestic and family violence.
- Supported accommodation for families, men and women with or without children.
- Assistance to find stable housing.
- Advice, information and referrals in relation to financial, legal, health, education and employment problems
- Emotional support and understanding
Frequently asked questions about our services
If you have a question that is not listed below or would like to know more, please feel free to make contact with us.
Homelessness is where an individual or family does not have stable, safe, appropriate and permanent housing.
We assist people out of homelessness however we can. Homelessness is not a choice and there are many reasons why people can be homeless such as poverty, lack of support networks, job loss, inadequate arrangements for before leaving a hospital, correctional or mental health facility, domestic and family violence, eviction, lack of affordable housing options, mental health or drug addiction.
Some people, including families, are staying with friends on their couch (couch surfing), living in their car, living in the street or park or another unsuitable location.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviour, and it involves one person in a relationship trying to control the other person.
It is not usually a single act, but lots of different acts or actions that end up damaging the person who experiences it physically, socially, and mentally.
Abuse can be physical, leading to injuries and even death.
It can also be emotional, financial, sexual, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
It can happen to any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.
It can effect people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.