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Pilot of health care for homeless

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The Haymarket Foundation will pilot a telehealth program for people experiencing homelessness over the next four months. The pilot, which will start on 8 June, is available to clients of the Haymarket as well as others in temporary hotel accommodation due to COVID-19 As part of the pilot, general practitioners will deliver video consultations alongside the Haymarket’s existing clinical psychology…

Donate now: help end the cycle of homelessness

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When Justin* came to the Haymarket a couple of months ago, it was the first home he’d had in more than 20 years. When the pandemic struck – it became a turning point for him – and for the Haymarket. Taking a hotel room to help enforce social distancing caused him anxiety. Our case managers have worked painstakingly with him…

Outreach food packs for people experiencing homelessness

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The Haymarket is part of an innovative program providing meals to people experiencing homelessness, while supporting a local café during the economic downturn. StreetSmart Australia has developed and implemented the SmartMeals program, which feeds people and saves jobs. Single O Café in Surry Hills provides 30 meals a day for the Haymarket’s clients who are currently in hotel accommodation, reducing…

ABC Radio features Haymarket’s homeless crisis accommodation

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ABC Radio is airing a program featuring how clients and staff at the Haymarket Centre are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporter Hagar Cohen from Background Briefing followed a number of clients as they were moved into a nearby hotel. Before they arrived at the Haymarket, many of these clients spent years either sleeping rough or experiencing other types of homelessness….

Major change to crisis accommodation service

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In the biggest change to the Haymarket’s homelessness crisis accommodation services in many years, most clients will be moved to temporary accommodation off-site until the end of June. While our Chippendale premises will remain open – and eight of our most vulnerable clients will stay on-site – 15 others will be re-located to a nearby hotel. The change is part…

Helping prevent homelessness during COVID-19

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Two teenage girls who had experienced homelessness, then lost their jobs due to COVID-19, are the first to get support from a new stream of funding being administered by the Haymarket Foundation. The pair, who had been staying in a girls’ refuge, received money to help them find their feet and establish tenancies in Sydney. The money has been made…

Unique Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling Service available free

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A unique counselling service is available to disadvantaged members of the community who have both alcohol and other drug issues and mental health concerns. Normally, specialist counselling like this is only be available free of charge to people in rehabilitation. The Haymarket Foundation’s AOD Counselling Service has another point of difference: the psychologist has the discretion to work with the…

Haymarket Foundation’s response to COVID-19

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The health and safety of our clients, staff and the community is our number one priority. We are taking extra precautions during the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The Haymarket Foundation is making changes to all of our services to try to help slow the spread of virus. While all our services remain open, there are changes to individual and…

New research into gender responsive strategies for women experiencing long-term and recurrent homelessness

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The Haymarket Foundation is proud to have partnered with Jane Bullen and the Mercy Foundation to develop a new research report titled Didn’t feel heard, didn’t think I had a voice, didn’t feel safe: gender responsive strategies for women experiencing long-term and recurrent homelessness. This is the second stage Jane Bullen’s research project which aims to identify and assess gender-responsive…

Join us at the Honeybee’s Winter Soulstice Concert

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On Sunday the 23rd of June at 3:00pm, the Honeybees Gospel Choir will be holding a winter Soulstice Concert at the St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Rose Bay to raise funds for the Haymarket Foundation’s work in the community. The Honeybees Choir is a non-profit community choir established primarily for the purpose of promoting and encouraging a cappella singing,…