Homelessness support and accommodation
Located on the corner of Nash and Aberdeen St, Northbridge, Homelessness Services (The Beacon) provides accommodation, case management and a comprehensive range of services to adults over the age of 18 who are experiencing homelessness and receive Centrelink benefits.
The purpose-built 118– bed facility, opened in February 2014, provides clients with a clear path to wholeness through a mix of programs, enabling them to achieve the maximum possible degree of self-reliance and independence.
All prospective clients are required to undertake an interview and psychological profiling prior to entry.
The $23.3m, three-story facility is located on the same site where The Salvation Army’s original Lentara Men’s Hostel provided 52 rooms since June 1978.
Our values - human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community - drive our
Independent Living Program
- Case management
- Positive Lifestyle Program (PLP)
- Spiritual Care
- Health and Wellbeing Program
- Housing Support (Outreach)
- Health Services (Mobile GP)
- Creative Art Therapy Program
- Clinical Psychologist on site (GP referrals only)
Capacity: The first floor accommodates 34 men requiring crisis (14 - 21 days) accommodation. The 34-bed,
Rooms: each air-conditioned with a TV, fridge and study desk. (There are two disabled rooms on each floor)
Meals: The Beacon kitchen prepares three balanced meals per day and caters for special dietary requirements (halal; vegetarian; vegan; lactose intolerant; diabetic; wheat intolerant etc.). Clients also receive refreshments during morning and afternoon teas.
Gym: Clients are encouraged to join the Gym on site (various opening times apply).
Library: Clients often relax in the library, building puzzles, drawing, reading or playing the piano.
Recreational Room: The recreational room is equipped with a flat screen television, pool tables, DVDs and a PlayStation. Clients are encouraged to join the many daily social events and excursions such as the zoo, basketball events, the movies, beach and swim & gym, to mention a few.
Common rooms (on every floor): Kitchenette and TV
Laundry facility: Free usage of washing machines and dryers. Washing powder can be purchased at reception.
9 Aberdeen Street Northbridge 6004
P O Box 8034 Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Phone: (08) 9492 7100
Fax: (08) 9221 4000