Northside

Women’s Housing First Program

This confidential supported accommodation and outreach program is aimed at ending homelessness for women with or without children. Our goal is to support you with safe, permanent and affordable housing. Referrals accepted through Onelink.

Women's Housing First Program

Supported accommodation properties

We offer a range of supported accommodation properties for women that aim to provide a safe space to stabilise circumstances for up to 12 months. During this time our team will work in partnership with tenants to ensure they access the support they need to thrive and reconnect with their communities of choice. 

Our team also recognises that a large proportion of women and children are homeless as a result of family or domestic violence which is why confidential and discreet emergency and safety planning for each of our tenants is available upon entry into the program.

Support we offer includes:

  • transitional accommodation for up to 12 months
  • support to regain control, confidence and strength
  • specialist services e.g legal and court support, counselling, health services
  • parenting and domestic violence support.
  • linkages to education, employment and training
  • support to access long term affordable housing options

How to access Northside’s Women’s Supported First Housing Program

To access Northside Women’s Housing First Program, community members need to be referred to Northside Community Service via Onelink. This is a free service for anyone living in Canberra who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Call Onelink on 1800 176 468.

Emergency Contacts:


Domestic Violence Crisis Service (24 hrs) 02 6280 0900

Emergency (Ambulance, Police and Fire Department) 000

Police Attendance 13 14 44

Lifeline (24 hrs) 13 11 14

Canberra Rape Crisis (24 hrs) 02 6247 2525

Women’s Legal Centre – Canberra 02 6257 4499, or outside Canberra 1800 634 669

Women’s Information and Referral Centre 02 6205 1075

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