Housing and Homelessness

COVID 19: Ruah’s services are still operating and the Ruah Centre is open. Our community teams are limiting home visits but are all available by phone and email. If home visits are necessary, the teams abide by social distancing measures as determined by the State Government. We will also ask you some health screening questions before we visit.

The Ruah Centre has new operating hours from 8.30am – 2pm Monday to Friday, closed on public holidays.  To access our services follow the steps below.

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 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.

Ruah Centre

The Ruah Centre is a planned response service where you can work one on one with us to make changes in your life. This includes getting help with:

  • Getting an ID
  • Applying for housing
  • Accessing alcohol and other drug services
  • Accessing mental health services
  • Information, advocacy and referrals

You can also access co-located services such as counselling, the Mental Health Law Centre, Centrelink and NDIS.

The Ruah Centre is located at 33 Shenton Street, Northbridge. It’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.00pm, closed on Public Holidays.

Crisis support and basic services including showers, food and internet access are available every day at the Tranby Centre, 5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth.


South-East Tenancy

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.


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We could not function without the generosity, commitment and goodwill of the WA community.

Get in Touch

13 RUAH(13 7824)