This year we opened new crisis and transitional accommodation for up to 102 men in the heart of Perth, where over 9,000 people are homeless each night.
The Beacon men’s hostel offers bedrooms with ensuite and desk facilities and communal kitchen areas for men seeking accommodation for up to six months.
The Beacon also delivers more than just crisis accommodation. It’s a multi-faceted service that includes employment assistance, referrals to drug and alcohol services and training courses.
For residents like 67-year-old Bob, The Beacon offers a safe and nurturing environment, where people down on their luck can get the help they need. Bob says he could not fault The Beacon’s accommodation or the care of the staff, but warned others that what bought him to The Beacon could happen to anyone.
“It’s quite frightening. I’ve never been in the situation where I was homeless before and mixed with people who were in that situation,” he says.
The opening of The Beacon is only possible through the generous support of businesses, community
support and commonwealth and state government funding.