Homelessness Support & Services

Homelessness Support & Services

Homelessness can affect anyone—from single young people and adults, families with children and older people. Homelessness includes people who are sleeping rough, as well as people who are staying in temporary, unstable or substandard accommodation and has a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities. People who are homeless are often excluded from the social, economic, recreational and cultural life of our communities and can have limited access to the support services they require. 

Penrith Council in partnership with local community service providers is committed to reducing homelessness within the community. Council works in collaboration with a range of local representatives from community organisations, volunteer groups, specialist homelessness services, charitable organisations, church groups as well as government and corporate sectors to identify the major issues regarding homelessness in Penrith and supports a coordinated local approach to address this community challenge through networks such as the Penrith Homelessness Interagency.

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance, Police, Fire 000
NSW information and referral line for homelessness services Link2home 1800 152 152
Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511
Domestic Violence Assistance Line 1800 656 463
Child Protection Helpline 132 111
Rape Crisis Helpline 1800 424 017
Sexual assault & domestic violence helpline 1800 737 732
Lifeline Counselling 13 11 14

 

Free Meal & Support Services

Christ Mission Possible (CMP) 
Breakfast: Mon, Wed & Fri 7.30am-9.30am in Judges Car Park, Penrith
Lunch: Every second Sunday 12pm at Coachmans Park, St Marys
Dinner: Thu 6pm – 8pm at Kingswood Train Station
1300 435 728
Mama Lana’s Community Foundation 
Mon – Sat 8pm – 9.30pm on Judges Carpark, Penrith
0407 909 447
Paying it Forward - Homeless Services 
Sun 5.00pm – 6.30pm at Jamison Park, Penrith
0447 008 793
Penrith Community Kitchen 
Lunch: Mon – Fri 11.30am – 1.30pm at Penrith PCYC, 100 Station St Penrith
4721 1444
One Voice Mobile Shower Bus 
Monday & Wednesday 7am – 9am 
Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm (Judges Carpark Penrith)
0435 947 164
Street Med Homeless Support 1800 899 529
Foothills Vineyard Church 
Dinner: Fri 6pm – 7pm in Progress Way Car Park, Cranebrook
4732 3139
Church of Christ 
Dinner: Every second Wed, 6pm at Torton Pl, Penrith
4721 3640

 

Emergency Relief, Food Parcels & Vouchers

Christ Mission Possible (CMP) Kingswood - free food shop on Tuesday 4704 8809
St Vincent de Paul 1800 606 724
Westcare Community Services, Penrith – emergency care relief, hampers and care packs 4731 3275
Salvation Army Doorways 4721 3076
Church of Christ, Stafford St Penrith – emergency food hampers 4721 3640
Penrith Community Aid Service 4731 1380
Barnardos Penrith Children’s Family Centre 4729 1211
Hillsong CityCare, St Marys – food hampers and bill assistance 8853 5399
Anglicare Emergency Relief Program 8805 0900
Ross Hutchison Foundation  4721 2020

 

Accommodation Services - Crisis

Nepean/ Blue Mountains ‘The Right Door’ 1800 760 071
Housing NSW, Penrith Office 4721 6422
Wentworth Community Housing 4777 8000
Christ Mission Possible Rapid Re-Housing 4704 8809 or
Temporary Accommodation 1300 435 728
Mission Australia Housing 1800 269 672
San Miguel Family Centre, North Richmond 4579 6622
RSL Life Care Homes For Heroes 4724 9312 

 

Health Services

Drug and Alcohol Service 4734 1333
Needle and Syringe Program 1800 354 589
Alcohol & Drug Information Service 1800 422 599
Salvation Army Pathways Day Recovery 4721 3078
Nepean-Blue Mountains Primary Health Network 4708 8100
Family Planning NSW 4749 0500
Street Med Homeless Support Team 1800 899 529
Adele Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation & Accommodation (for men) 1300 286 693

 

Mental Health Support Services

Flourish Australia Youth Community Living Support Service 9393 9355
Flourish Australia Housing & Support Initiative (HASI) 9393 9344
CMP Regeneration Support Group 4704 8809
Mental Health Navigation Tool www.mentalhealthhelp.com.au
Likemind Mental Health  8880 8111
Aftercare Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHAMs) 4720 9720

 

Young People's Services

Platform Youth Services 4760 0800
Headspace, Penrith 4720 8888
Wesley Mission 4723 9277
NCNS Youth Hope 4702 6488
Fusion 8805 5900
Community Junction 9673 3908
Bridging The Gap 9673 1211

 

Aboriginal Services

Sydney West Aboriginal Health Services 9832 1356
Closing the Gap Program 4708 8100
Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation 4722 3524
Street Med Aboriginal Homelessness Services 1800 899 529

 

Women's Services

West Connect Domestic Violence Services 4732 2318
Penrith Women’s Health Centre 4721 8749
Diamond Pregnancy 8003 4990
Queen of Hearts Community Foundation 1300 856 737
Adele Domestic Violence Support 1300 286 693

 

Men's Services

Men’s Line Australia 1300 789 978
Men’s Referral Service & Tel. Counselling 1300 766 491
Dads In Distress Helpline 1300 853 437

 

Older People's Services

National Dementia helpline 1800 100 500
My Aged Care 1800 200 422
Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV)  1300 111 278

 

Diverse Sexualities Support Services

Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW 1800 184 527
AIDS Council of NSW (ACON) 1800 063 060
The Gender Centre 9519 7599

 

Migrant & Refugee Services

Telephone Interpreting Service (TIS) 131 450
Nepean Migrant Access 9833 2416
SydWest Multicultural Services 9621 6633

 

Services for People with Disability

Nepean Area Disability Organisation (NADO) 1300 738 229
Penrith Disability Resource Centre 4732 2363
NSW Aged, Disability and Home Care, Penrith 4734 9499
Ability Links-Uniting 8830 0768
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) 1800 800 110

 

Legal Services & Tenancy Advice

Homeless Persons Legal Service 8898 6545
Western Sydney Tenant’s Service 8833 0933
Legal Aid, Penrith 4732 3077
NSW State Debt Recovery 1300 655 805
NSW Victims Access Line 1800 633 063
Centrelink 132 468

 

Income Support & Financial Counselling

Bridging the Gap Financial Counselling 9673 1211
Wesley Mission CreditLine Financial Counselling 1800 007 007
CMP Christians Against Poverty 4704 8809
Salvos MoneyCare 9633 5011
Centrelink 132 468
Wesley Mission CreditLine Kingswood 4725 9288