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About the ACHA Program

The Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program helps eligible clients remain in the community. Eligible clients are financially disadvantaged older people who are homeless or have insecure accommodation and are at risk of becoming homeless. The program helps clients obtain appropriate, sustainable and affordable housing and links them to community care services, where appropriate.

Services under the Program can include:

  • identifying frail older clients with support needs;
  • linking clients to suitable care options;
  • linking clients to housing services;
  • advocacy; and
  • linking clients to other relevant services (e.g. Aged Care Assessment Teams, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities).

The type of assistance provided for ACHA clients varies to suit the needs of the individual. ACHA is a linkage program, not a program that provides ongoing care.

A voluntary member from the Corps is working in the remand prison here in Launceston.

His role is to act as a friend; available to build a trusting relationship with, provide pastoral support, and to refer through to our “Doorways” model services for:

  • Life Style Programs
  • Drug & Alcohol Programs
  • Housing Assistance
  • Financial Counselling

Further information on Salvation Army Prison Chaplains is available at: 

About the Program

The Launceston Bridge Programs provides a professional, accessible, assessment and treatment and ongoing support service to individuals requiring assistance because of their use of addictive substances. (and associated issues). To reduce the associated harms to the individual, significant others and the broader community, that is: service provision is based on a harm minimisation philosophy.

We operate a Day Program which is State-wide.  It is an eight week program for alcohol and other drug users in the community.  It is designed to decrease the impact of alcohol and other drug use in participant’s lives.  It operates weekdays utilising Smart Recovery material.

We also have an After Care program package which provides on-going care for people who have completed the residential and day programs.This care can be up to 12 months, and encourages independence and community reintegration.

The Outreach program offers a confidential alcohol and other drug support service.This ‘through care’ service includes counselling, case management, practical and relevant harm minimisation strategies, support for families and referrals to other services.

There is also a Residential Rehabilitation program available in Hobart at The Bridge.Detox in Hobart is also available. 

For further information on the Bridge Program go to :

Practical assistance in times of crisis……and beyond

Doorways is the entry point; come in and get some support from The Salvation Army.

Doorways is a safe place....
a place where you are respected,
a place where we listen,
a place where you can talk things through,
a place where people care
and a place of hope...

Positive Action Planning

We can set up a plan and work with you to help get you closer to the point in life where you feel safe, involved, happy, productive, respected and valued.

Positive Lifestyle Program 

A program for all people including those who, because of difficulties in their lives have lowered self-esteem, struggle with issues around anger, grief and loss.

The program has been specifically designed to enhance participants self awareness, and to enable them to gain a better understanding of their personal life strengths.

A safe journey in exploring and evaluating your own personal experiences and skills

For more information on the Positive Lifestyles program go to :  


More information on doorways is available at:

Find your Doorway to a brighter future and unlock hope