Ruah Community Services is committed to ending homelessness. Our housing and homelessness services are free to access and funded by generous contributions from our supporters, as well as State and Federal Governments. To ensure you receive the best support that works for you, our services are personalised and flexible. We walk alongside you to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.
Are you homeless?
- If you are newly homeless phone Entrypoint on 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684.
- If you are experiencing ongoing homelessness come to the Ruah Centre (no appointments needed) 33 Shenton Street Northbridge (Blue Cat Line)
Are you having trouble with your tenancy or at risk of homelessness?
- If you are in Department of Communities Housing (used to be called Homeswest or Housing Authority), ask your Housing Services Officer and they can refer you to our STEP team.
- If you are in a private rental or would like to find a private rental in the South East metropolitan area, contact our South East Tenancy team. Dial 13 78 24 and we can put you through to them.
50 Lives 50 Homes
Ruah is the lead agency of the ‘50 Lives 50 Homes’ campaign, working with organisations across multiple sectors to collaboratively address the ongoing challenges of housing Perth’s most vulnerable rough sleeping homeless population. Partner agencies include:
360healthcommunity | 55 Central | Aboriginal Family Law Service | Access Housing | Anglicare WA | Centrecare | Department of Human Services | Community Housing Limited | DAYS | Department of Communities | Fiona Stanley Hospital | Foundation Housing Ltd | freshstart | Graylands Hospital | Homeless Healthcare | East Metropolitan Health Service | Mobile Clinical Outreach Team | Mission Australia | Noongar Mia Mia | Nyoongar Outreach Service | Outcare | Perth Inner City Youth Service | Royal Perth Hospital | Ruah | Sisters of St John of God | Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service | St Bartholomew’s House | Richmond Wellbeing | St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre | Vinnies WA (Passages, Tom Fisher House) | Starting Over Support SOS | The Salvation Army WA | Southcare Inc | Tenancy WA | UnitingCare West | Victoria Park Youth Service | VPYA | WA AIDS Council | Western Australia Police Force | WA Primary Health Alliance | Wungening Aboriginal Corporation | Youthlink | YPECN
After Hours Support Service
Providing wrap around support to our 50 Lives 50 Homes clients, this team ensures that you have access to critical support services after normal business hours.
The Ruah Centre is a drop-in centre, located in Northbridge, for people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Everyone is welcome. We can also provide you with information and referrals to a range of other support services including doctors, Street Law and Centrelink.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 12.30pm (Closed Public Holidays)
Important Notice* From Sunday 4th August to Saturday 10th August, The Ruah Centre will be closed during the day. Instead we will be open for extended hours at night from 7pm to 7am as a safe space for women only.
If you need support services during the day, you can find us at Tranby Centre which will be open 24/7, 5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth.
Usual hours will resume Monday 12th August.
Ruah South-East Tenancy assists you and your family to maintain private rental tenancies. This program is for individuals and families in the south-east metropolitan corridor of Perth.
Street to Home Program
Ruah’s Street to Home Program can assist you to access stable housing, and address issues to achieve positive, long term outcomes, and an improved quality of life.
Support and Tenant Education Program (STEP)
If you or your family are living in public housing and are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your tenancy, the STEP program can provide flexible and tailored support to meet your needs to maintain your tenancy.