In 2016 when the Salt Mobile Response Vehicle began hitting the streets delivering supplies and support to homeless people, we uncovered a growing need for a safe place to house the ever-increasing homeless population. There was much angst in the community as residents of the Shoalhaven opposed the campsites that were springing up in residential locations.
With the cooperation of the local council and the combined churches of the Shoalhaven, the first Safe Shelter Shoalhaven was piloted for four months in June of 2017. After garnering support and donations, Safe Shelter Shoalhaven was established in a permanent location, fully staffed by volunteers, in July 2018.
Currently to date, in August 2020, Safe Shelter Shoalhaven has provided over 5,000 beds to homeless people in our community.
Safe Shelter and Salt Assisted Housing Staff
Safe Shelter Manager
Shelter & Temporary Accomodation Manager
Mitch & Ash Hudson
Salt Assisted Housing Managers
Pastoral Support Worker
Salt Assisted Housing
Salt Assisted Houses provides a safe haven for people who are transitioning from crisis accommodation to independent living. We offer a tiered support system to guests for a short, medium, or long term period of time, dependent on individual needs. Each individual or family is pastorally supported and cared for and connected to the broader Salt Community.
Salt Assisted Housing respects every individual’s right to health and well-being, and acknowledges their ability to take responsibility for their own behaviour as it affects them, their loved ones, and the community. We aim to create a safe environment where individuals can openly discuss challenges use without fear of judgment, and navigate their own personal path of choices.
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