What is John Purcell House?

John Purcell House provides short term crisis accommodation service for men aged 21 years or over who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homeless.

John Purcell House offers well-coordinated services which men are encouraged to utilise as a springboard to assist in regaining their self-confidence and independence in the community. John Purcell House is an alcohol and drug free environment.  

Who can access this service?

Unaccompanied men aged 21 years or over who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless are encouraged to contact John Purcell House.

Casual access is available for people to use shower and laundry facilities as well as food, coffee and tea.

Where is the service located?

11 Lawrence Avenue
Nowra, NSW 2541

Who benefits from John Purcell House?

Men experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness can benefit from services through John Purcell House through housing support; case management, living skills development, food, brokerage, referral, outreach, advocacy, and ongoing support once in independent housing.

Can I volunteer for this service?

People looking to volunteer and students looking for placements are encouraged to contact John Purcell House Manager. 

How can I find out more about John Purcell House?

11 Lawrence Avenue
PO Box 1250
Nowra, NSW 2541

Phone: (02) 4423 3558

Fax: (02) 4421 8227

Email: Nowra.reception@vinnies.org.au

Office opening hours are between 8am and 4.30pm.

A worker is on the premises 24 hours and a day, seven days a week.