How does the salvation army help?
People who are homeless often need some help getting back on their feet. The Salvation Army doesn’t just offer emergency accommodation. As part of their service, they also offer people opportunities to develop their skills and improve their employability, self-worth and valued involvement in their local community.
The Salvation Army, SWACS
The Salvation Army’s, Samaritan Women and Children Services (SWACS), supports single women and women with children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in securing safe and affordable housing with a focus on personal wellbeing and community connection. The service delivers a trauma informed case management program which prioritises the importance of an individual’s sense of self. Tailored case plans establish a framework that promotes future security which is delivered holistically. The program which supports 500 women and children each year, includes a dedicated, outreach case management program supporting people in their transitional properties into long term, independent housing.
Oasis Sydney is The Salvation Army’s response to youth homelessness. Working with young people, aged 16 to 24, most of whom have experienced adverse life events, Oasis offers opportunities for young people to embrace their potential and envision their life taking a different path. Oasis provides access to a multitude of programs and services, from crisis and transitional accommodation, right through to case management, education and training, therapeutics and assertive outreach. Oasis College is an independent school for young people who may benefit from an individual learning experience away from mainstream schooling. Oasis works to re–establish choice, self–worth and confidence in a safe environment, empowering young people to move forward in their lives and make positive choices for their futures.
Inner City Men’s Homelessness Service works with Men who are at risk, vulnerable or disadvantaged in our community. The Salvation Army offer a place of safety and support to be able to address individual needs including; Mental, Physical, Emotional, Financial, Psychological Health, to enhance overall wellbeing. Each client works alongside a Case Manager to develop an individualised plan to address and meet their needs and identified goal. The service provides short term Accommodation to Men with the aim to empower and support Men into suitable transitional and stable Accommodation. Working alongside the individual to reach their goals through linking them into appropriate services to address their needs. The Salvation Army ensure to promote a culturally safe, inclusive environment and aim to support their clients to be positively connected into their community.