Common Ground Port Augusta
Common Ground Port Augusta was officially opened in 2012 to address the shortage of housing primarily for Aboriginal people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, by providing long-term housing with support services.
CGPA is designed around a 'Housing First" model based on four foundational principles:
- Provision of high quality, stable and affordable housing
- Provision of accessible wrap around support that responds to each individuals identified needs
- Create a sense of community through intentional 'Place Making'
- Engagement in activity including a focus on employment, education, training or volunteering
The Common Ground project has two facilities (sites) located at Boston Street and Augusta Terrace, each targeting different groups of people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.
The Common Ground Port Augusta facility is managed as a four way partnership between Federal and State Government, Common Ground Adelaide, and The Salvation Army.
Boston Street - 10 single bedroom and 5 two bedroom units of housing for people requiring affordable housing and who have low support needs (Opened December 2012)
Augusta Terrace - 20 single bedroom units of housing for people who require medium to high levels of support in an alcohol free environment. (Opened September 2013)