What is Samaritan House?
Samaritan House is a 13 bed, crisis accommodation program for men aged between 18 and 65 years. The program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located in the north of Canberra. Samaritan House has provided support and accommodation to single men in the Canberra region since 1995 and is the only provider of crisis accommodation for single men in the ACT. Residents are provided with individual rooms with shared showers, toilets, laundry and kitchen facilities, food, computer with internet and telephone, personal hygiene items and social support. Samaritan House requires $25 rent per night to cover expenses. Residents are also provided with case management, working from a person-centred, strengths-based focus.
Samaritan House’s main goal is to assist individuals to access longer term or permanent accommodation.
Samaritan House also has an open door policy (no referral needed) for any man who requires a hand up, by providing access to the House for tea, coffee, food, telephone and internet access, as well as information and referral support.
Who can access this service?
Single men that are currently or at risk of homelessness
Where is the service located?
Samaritan House is a large property located on the north side of Canberra and is open twenty-four hours a day.
What are the benefits from accessing this service?
It is a central hub for homeless men in the ACT and priority is given to support of men with complex and multiple needs. We have effective relationships with external agencies and a volunteer group assisting our guests with information, group work, skills training and a sympathetic ear.
All referrals for accommodation and support are required to come from Onelink, the centralised intake point for all homelessness services in the ACT, who can be contacted on 1800 176 468.
How can I find out more about Samaritan House?
Phone: (02) 6234 7349 / 0417 669 147