Helping Hands

The Helping Hands service is for people who are a part of the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community, over the age of 16, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the Northern Rivers Region.

If you have nowhere to live or need to move out of your home soon and have not found another place to live, we will work with you to find housing you can afford or find the means to stay in your current home.

By providing up to 12 months’ case management support to you or your family, we help you find stable housing – whether this means staying in your current home or finding a new one.

What are the criteria for accessing this service?

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Have nowhere to live or are required to move out of where you live with no other housing options
  • Are staying in either the Lismore or Casino Local Government Areas
  • Want to find long term housing

You can make a referral to the program by contacting Northern Rivers Community Gateway on 02 6621 7397

How do I contact Link2home

Link2home can be contacted on 1800 152 152 any time day or night. This is a free call from a landline.

Link2home has a call back service where you can leave your contact details and keep your place in the queue. Link2home staff will call you back when it is your turn.

Between 10pm and 9am, Link2home is an information-only service EXCEPT in an emergency or where your safety is at risk, in these cases Link2home will make every effort to provide accommodation.