Crisis Accommodation - CASY House
CASY House Youth Refuge provides 24 hour accommodation and support for young people between 15 and 18 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We accommodate a maximum of eight young men and women in private rooms with twin share bathrooms and communal living areas.
The main priority of the refuge is to provide a safe and secure environment for all in-house clients. We offer case support and advocacy for clients and provide referrals to relevant local services. We provide for all personal needs including food, clothing and hygiene supplies as needed.
We offer the opportunity for clients to improve their independent living skills thought a structured Life Skill Program that is continued within Stage 2 (Transitional Housing program) of the YWCA of Darwin's Youth Housing Program.
What else should I know about CASY?
What do I pay at CASY?
At CASY House you will pay between $40 - $70 per week, depending on your circumstances. You don't pay this until you get your allowance from Centrelink.
For further information:
1800 799 226 Free Call
08 8948 2044 - 24 hours
08 8948 3868 fax
Independent Living Program
Independent Living Programs Stage 3 is a SAAP funded program that links young people ready for independent living with accommodation in the community. To be eligible for this program young people must be between the ages of 15 and 24. Both male and female clients are accepted. Young people participating in the program should have the basic necessary life skills to maintain their accommodation. There are currently four different accommodation types in this program.
1. Community Placement Program Unit:
Accommodation in Palmerston for young men and women between 15-24 years old homeless or "at risk" of homelessness. Accommodates 3 young people in a communal household.
2. Tenant - Landlord:
Linking young people who are looking for accommodation to people who are looking to increase their income by taking a boarder. Landlords are assessed and undertake a criminal history check for suitability as landlords. Landlords and young people are matched for lifestyle, personality and needs in accommodation arrangements. The program carries with it a subside component to assist with the costs associated with rent. The community placement program will guarantee to pay up to one month's defaulted board or rental amount. Accommodation is provided for up to one year.
3. Real Estate Rental:
Provides assistance to young people between 16 and 24 years to access rental accommodation under a residential tenancy lease with real estate agents. Young people entering accommodation in this area must be willing to undertake extensive work around tenancy rights and responsibilities and demonstrate sufficient basic life skills to commence in accommodation. Young people are supported in the process of obtaining rental accommodation, rent subsidy support, and support agreements with real estates.
4. Youth head-lease:
Provide access to Territory Housing allocations for young people between the ages of 16 and 17, and to achieve housing sustainability for these young people. YWCA leases units from Territory Housing for a period of 3 months. A young person is placed in the unit under YWCA housing agreements. At the end of the successful 3 months agreement the lease is concluded and the young person enters into direct lease agreement with Territory Housing. Young people entering accommodation in this area must be willing to undertake extensive work around tenancy rights and responsibilities and demonstrate sufficient basic life skills to commence in accommodation. Young people are supported in the process of obtaining accommodation tenancy and person support, and the transition phase to Territory Housing lease.