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Michael’s story

Michael has struggled with the effects of negative thoughts throughout his life, however, it was after separating from his wife in 2012 when things started to get really bad. Arriving in Perth in February 2018 without any photo ID, he found shelter at 55 Central Crisis Accommodation before coming to St Bart’s Crisis & Transitional [...]

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St Bartholomew’s House announces resignation of CEO

 The Chairman of St Bartholomew’s House, Michael Brown, has announced the resignation of the CEO, John Berger. Mr Berger will leave on 22 March to pursue new opportunities. “The board thanks John for all he has done for St Bart’s and the broader homelessness sector and wishes him every success in the future”, said Mr [...]

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Debbie’s Story from our Mental Health Support Service

Our Mental Health Support Services coordinate accommodation for people living with a mental illness who need 2-4 hours support per day in order to live independently in the Community Recovery Villages. Debbie shares how the service has assisted her recovery. Do you or does someone you know need Mental Health Support and accommodation? Head over [...]

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Christmas Hamper Appeal 2018

DROP-OFF DETAILS Dates: 3-20 December Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Location: 78 Brown St, East Perth See the list of items we need for this year’s Appeal below. If you’re not able to contribute an item but would like to donate cash, head over to our Donate Now page. “This is the only gift I’ll get this Christmas.” “It’s [...]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

“Sleeping on the streets carries with it significant risk to a person’s safety and the likelihood of experiencing some form of traumatic event, such as assault, is high,” says St Bart’s CEO John Berger. “The longer a person experiences homelessness the more risk of re-occurring trauma. This often results in poor mental health and/or self-medication [...]