Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Wollongong Emergency Family Housing In

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
General activities
  • Emergency and relief
  • Employment and training
  • Grant-making activities
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Social services
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.The Wollongong Homeless Hub (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 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 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, the new Keep it, Money Minded, Wellness days and Craft Mornings.Culturally specific workers will be available at regular times.Referral and advocacy.Clients at The Hub are able to access multiple agencies from a single point. Computers, photocopiers, fax machines and telephones are offered free of charge to people accessing services. Community engagement officers are available for support and other support services are also available to clients.Community Movers is a low-cost removalist service to help those who are forced to constantly move in and out of accommodation, as well as individuals or companies requiring a removalist service on a budget rate. The service offers:Pickup and delivery from Nowra to Sydney1 hour minimum per jobWe pick up and deliver small and large jobs The service also aims in the future to be used as an employment training initiative for long term unemployed. A mentor will work with clients of the service and provide training. This will hopefully ensure they break the homeless cycle.Community Movers was recently set up at the end of 2014 as an initiative of Wollongong Emergency Family Housing to help fund t
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • All ages
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • Victims of crime
  • Pre/post release offenders and their families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Unemployed persons

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Volunteers: 1TO10
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
New South Wales

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Grants and donations made for use in Australia
I Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
J All other expenses
K Total expenses (g+h+i+j)
L Net surplus/deficit (f-k)

Balance Sheet extract

M Total current assets
N Total non-current assets
O Total assets (m+n)
P Total current liabilities
Q Total non-current liabilities
R Total liabilities (p+q)
S Net assets/liabilities (o-r)