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World-first research about to get underway

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The Haymarket Foundation is involved in world-first research into homelessness. The research has recently been given ethics approval by Macquarie University. It is part of a grant awarded by the City of Sydney to the Haymarket Foundation. The work focuses on neuropsychological assessments for people experiencing homelessness who have suspected cognitive impairments. It offers people who have experienced prolonged and repeated…

Walk with us towards a brighter future

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After being harassed for being transgender, Samantha was forced to flee her home in country Victoria. She found herself homeless in Sydney. It was not the first time she had faced such danger. “Quite often I would have to pack a bag and run in the middle of the night,” she says. Arriving to safety: It has been a long…

Unique living skills program for people experiencing homelessness

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A unique living skills program for people experiencing complex homelessness has been implemented, with all who successfully completed the program being housed. The program – aimed at ending ongoing homelessness and sustaining future tenancies – involved assessments of skills including budgeting, cooking, shopping, cleaning and social behaviours while people were living independently in apartment-style accommodation. “These skills seem straightforward to…

Donate now: set the sun on homelessness this winter

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For the first time in years, Sunara won’t be battling the cold and uncertainty of homelessness this winter. Now she has a home, thanks to the diligent work of  the Haymarket Foundation, plus government funding after the pandemic. While at first she was nervous – and excited – to get her own place, she’s now settled in happily. She’s also…

The staff behind the Bourke Street Program

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Wil Briggs (at left) and Levii Griffiths are case managers with the Haymarket Foundation’s Bourke Street Program. They also happen to be good friends. What connections are key to the delivery of your program?  We both identify as Aboriginal – so clients who have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds immediately have a connection to that. They know there are…

What is complex homelessness?

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The Haymarket Foundation is known for its expertise in complex homelessness, where people typically spend six months or longer without a permanent home. “Episodic homelessness can happen to anyone, if they lose a job, or a relationship ends without that individual having a financial independence or other support, for instance,” says Grace Rullis, the Manager of Homelessness Services and Clinical…

For the love of dog!

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Every Monday morning for several years, Nicky Solomon and her dog Nell were the centre of attention at the Haymarket Foundation’s crisis accommodation facility in Chippendale. Residents – who have experienced homelessness – would pat the Border Collie-Kelpie and chat with Nicky. “Coming to the Haymarket Foundation enriched our lives enormously,” she says. “I loved developing the relationships with clients….

A home of one’s own

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Any time a person who has experienced homelessness get a permanent home, it’s a cause for celebration. But this time is different: nine clients of the Haymarket Foundation have moved out, or are in the process of doing so, at the same time. Plus their own accommodation will be in a suburb of their choosing. “This is huge: it has…

Supporting former rough sleepers to maintain tenancies and improve health and wellbeing

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Neami National and the Haymarket Foundation are pleased to work in partnership to deliver the Sustaining Tenancy in Social Housing Program, a new initiative funded by the Department of Communities and Justice, which aims to prevent a large-scale return to homelessness. People who have a history of rough sleeping will receive extra support to maintain at-risk tenancies through the Sustaining…

Fresh focus on cultural inclusion

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The Haymarket Foundation’s renowned Bourke Street residential rehabilitation program has a fresh focus on cultural inclusion and safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Two Aboriginal consultants have carried out an assessment of the Bourke Street Program, which has been operating for 30 years. The work carried out by the consultants included a two-day workshop to ensure Aboriginal and Torres…