Sharehouse’s provides young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with crisis accommodation. All of our units are fully furnished including linen and kitchen utensils.
Sharehouse has a total of nineteen (19) Immediate and Transitional Supported Accommodation units (both short and medium term) throughout the Townsville region. This includes 6 two bedroom units where staff are onsite 4 hours a day 7 days a week to supervise and support our young people, the remaining thirteen (13) units include two (2) single bed units.
This range of accommodation allows Sharehouse to assist young people between the ages of 16 and 25, male or female, single, in a relationship or with a small family.
How Does It Work?
To find you somewhere to stay, you will need to talk with one of the Sharehouse team. You can do that by:
- Visiting our office – 296 Ross River Road
- Calling us on 07 4771 2395
- Texting us on 0407 699 388 and someone will call you back.
Depending on your personal circumstances you may be required to share your unit. If you have to share, your housemate will be of the same gender and around the same age. You will have your own lockable bedroom however you will need to share the bathroom, kitchen and living spaces.
Furniture: All of our units are fully furnished. All you need to bring is your clothes and personal items.
Rent: Once you have an income, you will be expected to pay rent. The amount you pay depends on your income and what you can afford. Our team will help you work out how much your rent will be.
Food: It is expected that you provide your own food and cook your own meals.
What Do You Need to Know About Me?
To provide you with the best service we will need to know a lot of information about you.
We will ask you awkward questions but please be honest as we are here to help you.
If we offer you somewhere to stay we will ask you to work with our Youth Workers who will help you find somewhere longer term to live.
This may be may be your own place, a shared house or moving back to family.
How Long Can I Stay?
While there is not set time limit to who long you can stay our accommodation is temporary. It is expected that during your stay, you will work with our Youth Workers who will help you find somewhere to live longer term.
These longer term options include:
- Private Rental
- A community / social housing property.
- A shared housing option through the private rental market.
- Department of Housing property.
During Your Stay
You will be expected to live independently with support.
- Meeting regularly with your case worker.
- Working towards achieving your goals in your case plan.
- Demonstrating basic living skills to show that you can look after yourself including budgeting, cooking and hygiene.
- Maintaining the unit in a clean and presentable manner as with any rental property you may live in the future.
- Respecting the property and neighbours
- Attending an educational program or work, actively seeking employment and fulfilling any other reporting requirements.
We can help you with:
- Accessing an income
- Life Skills
- Finding alternative longer term accommodation
- Accessing other services