(02) 6248 8577

info@marss.org.au

Level 2, 180 London Circuit, Civic, ACT

HOMELESSNESS SERVICE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AND FAMILIES WITH UNCERTAIN IMMIGRATION STATUS

This program provides housing, maintenance and tenancy support, as well as wrap-around services to assist asylum seeker women and families in finding homes and settling into Australia.

AIMS

HOW WE

 HELP

Prevent asylum seekers and families with uncertain immigration status from entering short-term crisis accommodation

Provide medium term accommodation and the supports to enable people to sustain accommodation in the longer term

Support women and families with uncertain immigration status

MARSS will support eligible clients to find a suitable tenancy, and advocate of their behalf. MARSS will then provide support on a tenancy, or maintenance issues, and can provide financial assistance to cover the rent and utility expenses. If not possible, MARSS refers clients to social housing or Investors Can Help. All clients will receive wrap-around support from a case manager:

Needs assessment and ongoing case management plan

Assistance with rental and utility payments

Warm referrals to programs to support any issues

Education, training and English language support

Social supports

Health and wellbeing

Assistance in obtaining the ACT Services Access Card