We offer affordable and/or emergency accommodation through our Special Works, Marillac House and Bethlehem House.
Marillac House commenced operation in 2007 as a special work of the St Vincent de Paul Society. It was identified by Society members and the community that the provision of low-cost accommodation and support was greatly lacking for hospital patients, their families and carers. It was identified that those travelling quite long distances to access health services were the greatest affected. People living on King and Flinders Island, the far west coast, northwest and east coast of Tasmania were impacted the most.
Bethlehem House is a 24-hour service centre for homeless men in central Hobart. Bethlehem House is the largest centre in Tasmania for men experiencing homelessness. We are the only crisis accommodation centre in Hobart and we provide a communal setting for up to 30 men, with a mix of single and double bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Bethlehem House offers crisis accommodation, medium to long-term semi-supported accommodation, and some support services to non-residents. Bethlehem House is a special work of the St Vincent de Paul Society, and has been operating continuously since 1973.