Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Wollongong Emergency Family Housing In

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Emergency and relief
  • Employment and training
  • Grant-making activities
  • Housing activities
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Estimated percentage of charity's grant funding that was
  • For capacity building of the grant recipients: 100%
  • Granted through a public or open application process, or similar: 100%
  • Specifically for recipients in rural and regional Australia: 100%
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Our MissionTo alleviate distress and empower vulnerable people from all backgrounds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and support them transition from homelessness to home.Our charities activities have helped us achieve our charity purpose, by allowing us to operate our Homeless Hub Service, which enables us to provide assistance to the homeless in our community. Wollongong Emergency Family Housing (WEFH) supports families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to either keep their existing accommodation or attain and keep new tenancies through a combination of early intervention, case management, referral and information. Additionally we provide support and accommodation to families in crisis and assists them to achieve a level of independence that enables them to re-engage with their local community and live independently.Wollongong Homeless Hub (WHH) a project of WEFH, is a specialist homelessness service that provides support, information, referral and advocacy to homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.WHH is an integral part of the Illawarra region, which helps and supports people in crisis. WHH assist many different client groups including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Indigenous, refugees, new settlement, youth and those who have considerable barriers to obtaining private housing such as women and children fleeing domestic violence, single parent families, those recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, those living with mental health.The Wollongong Homeless Hub provides a unique service for our clients, which includes:Face-to-face and telephone support so people in crisis can get seamless, integrated assistance and access to the most appropriate service to meet their needs. We provide access to funded homelessness, health, legal, housing, financial, advocacy and support services in Wollongong, to give a true service of integration and holistic outcomes for people at risk.Referrals to appropriate services to help prevent client fatigue and having to repeatedly tell their story.Centrelink and other agencies will attend the Hub at various times.Illawarra Tenancy advice attends the Hub 3 days per week.Our service provides the first purpose built shower and laundry for homeless people of all ages.We provide breakfast Monday to Friday through our breakfast program.We provide the worlds first low-cost removalist service through Community MoversAssistance with searching for private rentals, including access to computers, photocopier, telephones, fax and email.Workshops are run on site regularly: Rent it Keep it, Wellness days.Web page page Report
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
New South Wales
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 25

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
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State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
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Other income (for example, gains)
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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
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Other comprehensive income
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Balance Sheet extract

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