There are two programs offered for single men who are at risk of homelessness.
Men's Accommodation and Support Service
This program works with single men who are at risk of homelessness, including those who are leaving custody or are involved in the criminal justice system. Men accepted into the program are allocated a property from Housing ACT Social Housing, which is managed by EveryMan. We provide participants with intensive case management for approximately 12 months to support them though the transition. After the successful completion of the program, the management of the house is transferred to Housing ACT.
We provide Outreach Case Management to single men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our participants are treated with dignity and directly involved in the decision making process to ensure their needs are met in the process.
Objectives of both programs are to ensure that men:
- Gain enhanced safety and improved health outcomes
- Develop opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and confidence to manage future crises
- Increase their awareness of, and capacity to access ongoing education, community resources and support networks
- Are able to develop ongoing skills to access appropriate mainstream and specialist services
- Are better able to sustain stable accommodation
Fifteen places are allocated specifically to men involved in the Justice system (in prison, on remand or on probation). MASS works through protocols that involve ACT Community Corrections, and the ACT Sentence Administration Board. The other fifteen places are available to men referred by other agencies, through an application process.
Single men without children who are at risk of homelessness due to circumstances which impact on their capacity to sustain stable accommodation.
Our services are referral based. This allows us to prioritise based on needs. A referral form can be found here. [Link]
For a MASS program, the referral form MUST be sent to Onelink at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 02 6207 2457
Referral applications will be considered by program management and either forwarded to Onelink or actioned by us.
Don't know where to start? Call us during office hours and we can provide information about referrals and services available.
There can be waiting lists for our services. Please call to ask about vacancies - requests for appointments will be considered, subject to waiting lists and capacity.
There are no fees to access these services.