Meals & drinks

Breakfast7:30 am to 9:00 am every day
Hot Lunch12:00 pm to 12:30 pm every day
DrinksCoffee is available at various times – Tea is provided throughout the day.

Showers

Monday to Friday7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Weekends7:30 am to 10:30 am
Towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap are provided free. We have 3 shower cubicles.

Laundry

Monday to Friday7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Weekends7:30 am to 10:30 am

Laundry powder is provided free. We have 3 washing machines and 4 dryers.

Self care

Self-Haircuts Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Weekends: 7:30 am to 10:00 am

Toiletries Available every day and upon request are; toothbrushes and toothpaste for dental care, deodorant and ear buds.

Donated Clothing We also supply a range of donated clothing which are available in the cupboard upstairs under the television.

Barber Services Twice a month a Barber volunteers his services; Hair cuts and Shaving. Make an appointment at the front desk.

Recreation

Art Every Tuesday 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Baking Once a Month – Ask at the Front Desk

Bingo Once a Month – Ask at the Front Desk

OutingsWe are open to suggestions about outings such as going to the beach, holding a BBQ, trips to national parks, or wherever people are interested in. Please give your suggestions to staff members and if there are a number of people interested, we will try to organise it. It would be a great opportunity to see new and different places in a fun and relaxed environment.

Mental health services

Make an appointment at the front desk.

Martina our Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker provides support in the office upstairs at The Station Ltd, from Monday to Friday. Make an appointment at the front desk.

She provides psychosocial and holistic case management to individuals with mental health issues. She will often focus on encouraging individuals to maintain self care and general health and well being, to empower individuals to make steps towards independence and integration into the community. She also focuses on co-morbid drug and alcohol and mental health issues. She provides the following services:

  • Referral for Mental Health Assessment
  • Referral to Local Community Mental Health Service
  • Advice and information
  • Education
  • Case management
  • Counselling
  • Emotional support
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) specific referrals
  • Support and advocacy

Alcohol and drug support

Make an appointment at the front desk.

Graciela and Martina are our 2 drug and alcohol workers available from Monday to Friday.

Their aim is to encourage individuals to take control of their drug and alcohol use or abuse focusing on; coping skills, referring to detoxification and rehabilitation services and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Both workers are also experienced in supporting clients with a combination of drug, alcohol and mental health issues. You need to make an appointment at the front desk for the following
services:

  • Referral to detoxification services
  • Referral to rehabilitation services
  • Referral to maintenance programs
  • Counselling
  • Advice and information
  • Harm minimisation and sexual health education
  • Emotional support
  • Support and advocacy
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) specific referrals
  • Case Management

Housing support

Make an appointment at the front desk.

Franco & Morteza are The Station’s Housing Support Workers. They are available Monday to Friday.

Their aim is to provide assistance to individuals who are homeless, itinerant or in unsuitable housing. They focus on supporting individuals to find housing that is appropriate to their specific needs. They also assist clients to maintain a satisfactory quality of life through encouraging and providing information around affordable and safe accommodation options. This
service includes the following:

  • Assistance with NSW Housing applications
  • Assistance with Rent-start Applications
  • Assistance with housing review decisions
  • Assistance with applying for supported accommodation
  • Assistance with Emergency Temporary (ET) accommodation
  • Assistance to find private rentals
  • Assistance with Tenancy issues
  • Advice and information
  • Support and advocacy
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Specific referrals
  • Home Visits
  • Living skills referrals
  • Home care referrals

Legal services

Monday Every Monday The Station Ltd has an outreach service; Homeless Persons Legal Service. This service is provided by PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Centre).

They provide pro-bono (free) service assisting with legal advice, information, referral, court representation and enquires.

To see the Lawyers, you don’t have to make an appointment, just ask staff to put your name on the list.

Psychiatrist

Make an appointment at the front desk.

Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, A Psychiatrist and a Mental Health worker from St Vincent’s Mental Health Homeless Health Team attends The Station.

This team provide services such as mental health assessments, reviews, follow ups, referrals, advice, information and medication administration for clients who need assistance with their mental health. To make an appointment, speak to the front desk.

Doctor & nurse

Mondays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, the General Practitioner and Registered Nurse are available.

The Doctor and Nurse are from St Vincent’s Hospital Homeless Health Team. This team is able to assist with scripts, advise, a treatment plan, write medical assessments for Housing application, follow up appointments, advice and referrals.

To see the health team, you don’t have to make an appointment, just ask staff to put your name on the list.

Dental care

To see a Dental Specialist please speak to the front desk and they will arrange an appointment for you.

We are linked in with the Australian Dental Association who provide dental a pro-bono (free) service to the homeless population.

This team can assist with: Dental care in general such as fillings, extractions, dentures and hygiene.

For all homeless and unemployed people.

You have the right to access services no matter who you are, or where you’re from. When you come to The Station, we’ll treat you with respect and dignity, as well as keep your confidentiality.

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