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The Salvation Army opens "The Beacon" Homelessness facility

Media Release 

 


The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander, Commissioner Floyd Tidd will open “The Beacon” on the 22nd February 2014 at 10.30am which is on the corner of Nash and Aberdeen St, Northbridge. The Beacon will provide crisis and transitional accommodation for up to 102 Men together with developing a number of transitional support services that will enhance our ability to transition someone from point of dependence to independence.

 

The new facility replaces the “Lentara” hostel, an out-dated building and model of service. The Beacon will not only provide a better quality of accommodation with all rooms having an onsuite but will develop into a multi-faceted program that can respond to the challenging complexities of social issues that men present with.

 

This facility has only been possible with the support of the Commonwealth’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan contributing $17.83m and the State Government of Western Australia assisting with this process and contribution through Lotteries West for the fit out costs of $2.3m. The Salvation Army have also been blessed to have generous support of both Business and individual donors who have pledged over $4m to help fund this project.

 

The Beacon has been a part of The Salvation Army’s Doorways of Hope campaign which has already opened in 2010 a new Women’s facility for domestic violence and our final focus is to identify opportunities to build social housing to assist with the transitional process from crisis care. All of these projects equate to well over $30m of infrastructure projects that will greatly enhance The Salvation Army’s ability to respond to the changing social needs of our community.

 

For Enquiries Please Contact:
The Beacon
Ph- 08 9492 7100

 

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