St Bart’s is one of Perth’s leading not-for-profit providers of accommodation and outreach services for vulnerable Western Australians experiencing or at risk of homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and hardship.
St Bart’s Story
Having evolved, diversified and grown since our humble beginnings in 1963 as a small homeless shelter for men, we now provide person-centred and trauma-informed recovery support services to more than 550 people each day including singles, families and the elderly.
Our onsite supported accommodation services include residential homeless aged care, mental health villages and transitional short-stay accommodation for singles and families who have experienced or found themselves facing homelessness. The majority of these services provide 24/7 onsite support to assist residents to decide what their goals are and what their next steps will be on their recovery journeys.
We are also a registered Community Housing provider with the WA Department of Communities and manage 146 Community Housing properties across the Perth metropolitan area, including 75 for people with a diagnosed mental health condition through the WA Mental Health Commission-funded Independent Living Program.
In addition to being WA’s only recognised provider of residential homeless aged care, our aged care services also include Home Care and Assistance with Care and Housing. Our Home Care service supports older adults to continue living independently in their own homes, while our Assistance with Care and Housing service provides individual support to seniors experiencing accommodation challenges and assists with their engagement with broader health and social supports.
Our wraparound outreach services support our consumers who are moving out of their onsite supported accommodation and into secure, sustainable housing in the community. This support is consumer-led and includes social assistance, goal planning, NDIS package application and implementation, referrals to relevant health and support services, assistance to access training and vocational upskilling and tenancy support to help them sustain their tenancy and not regress back into homelessness.