Annual Information Statement 2017

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 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
Main activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Housing activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
  • Other
    • Specialist Homelessness Service
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Our charities activities have helped achieve our charity purposes, to allow us to run our Homeless Hub Service to provide assistance to the community. Our mission is to 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.Wollongong Emergency Family Housing Inc (WEFH) is a not-for-profit organisation who supports and accommodates families and individuals, who are homeless or experiencing a crisis which threatens their current accommodation. WEFH assist our clients to achieve a level of independence that enables them to re-engage with their local community and live independently.WEFH operates under a community management model within the Illawarra, which then provides a timely and effective response for families and individuals facing homelessness.Additionally WEFH has established, the Wollongong Homeless Hub, Community Movers, Shower and Laundry Program, and the Breakfast Program, these programs run from the one location to help further support the homeless.Wollongong Homeless Hub (WHH), 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 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.WHH provides a unique service for their 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, Illawarra Legal Centre, Murra Mia, Womens Health and other agencies attend the Hub at various times.Our service provides purpose built shower and laundry for homeless people of all ages.We provide breakfast Monday to Friday through our breakfast program.We provide a low-cost removalist service through Community Movers, this service is offered to people working with other community agencies.Assistance with searching for private rentals, including access to computers, photocopier, telephones, fax and email.Free clothing and manchester market days through the year.Culturally specific workers will be available at regular times.Referral and advocacy.
Main beneficiary
People at risk of homelessness/people experiencing homelessness
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Casual employees: 6
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 7
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 15

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
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?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
NSW fundraising number: 22190