I’m homeless, now what?

Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?

Rough-sleeping is one form of homelessness but it’s certainly not the only one. You could be homeless even if you have a roof over your head. You could be homeless if you’re:

  • Couch-Surfing
  • In Refuges or Crisis Accommodation
  • In a Boarding House
  • Unsafe At Home
  • Living in over crowded conditions
  • Unable to Afford Rent
  • At Risk of Losing Your Tenancy
  • Squatting or Camping

You May Have Experienced One of These Too…

  • Family Breakdown
  • Family or Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health Issues (You or any member of your household)
  • Problematic Drug or Alcohol Use (You or any member of your household)
  • Unemployment
  • Other Financial Pressure

If you’re a young woman who is homeless, maybe we can help!

Referral Process

We will require you to contact an intake and assessment service, who will explore your options with you and assess whether Karinya is the most appropriate service to meet your needs. If Karinya is an appropriate option they will contact us to make a formal referral.

For the North of Tasmania phone Housing Connect on 1800 800 588 or visit the Housing Connect Service located at 118 Elizabeth St, Launceston 7250.

If you find yourself requiring emergency accommodation after hours, you will need to contact the following number.

After Hours free call 1800 800 588

This is an after-hours number for people needing to access emergency accommodation. This number operates after 5pm, on weekends and public holidays.

Please be aware if you are under 16 a child protection notification will need to be completed.