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 from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

After Hours Help

If you are homeless and require after hours help ring: 1800 152 512
Department of Housing
Tuesday to Friday 4.30 – 10.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 10.00am – 10.00pm