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Thank You Ryde!

We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the Ryde building company for their generous donation of 10x- 90x45 pine timber 3.2m, 12m strapping/hoop iron, 80- 50mm tech screws and 3x bags rapid set concrete to help us build our wood shed.  Your donation and community support is greatly appreciated.  Also big ups to our work experience guy Ryan (pictured) for organising it all for us!  Ryan, you are a gem!


Shalom House Sports Day

Shalom House is having a Family Fundraiser Round Robin Sports Day!

Join us for a day of fun including events such as: Badminton, Caber toss, Gumboot toss, Kayak time trial, Bocce', Fishing, Bike time trail, Volley ball, Tug of war, and the 100m relay!

There will also be a costume cross country run and a sausage sizzle!

Kick off is 1pm (close 6.30pm) Saturday 2nd April 2016.

For more details and to register your team of 2 please contact Leah on admin@shalominc.com.au or 0474474902. Spectators welcome (gold coin donation)

Looking Forward to seeing you there!

 



Shalom in the Media

The work Shalom has undertaken over the last year has once again been recognised.  Follow the below link to see a story published in the local paper. 

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/great-southern/a/30571749/shelter-a-lifesaver-for-pair/


Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all!  Shalom House is back in full swing for 2016!  Opening hours are back to normal (8-5 Monday-Wednesday and 8-3 Friday).  Watch this space for some exciting upcoming events for 2016.  We are looking forward to joining with our local community to support the local homeless. 

Shalom House Committee of Managament.


Christmas Opening Hours

Shalom Would like to wish all our partners, contributors, volunteers, supporters, residents and support receivers a very Merry Christmas!  Thank you for your support throughout another year. 

Shalom House will be closed over the Christmas break.

Closed 3pm 23rd December and will Reopen 8am on Friday 8th January.

See you in the new year!

Gods blessings!


Shalom Inc. Sports Day Fundraiser! POSTPONED TILL 2016.

POSTPONED TILL 2016.

Shalom Inc. is having a Family Fundraiser Round Robin Sports Day!

Join us for a day of fun including events such as: Badminton, Caber toss, Gumboot toss, Kayak time trial, Bocce', Fishing, Bike time trail, Volley ball, Tug of war, and the 100m relay!

There will also be a costume cross country run, sausage sizzle and LIVE MUSIC by Delroy Bergsma and Paul Severin!

Kick off is 1pm (close 7.30pm).

For more details and to register your team of 2 please contact Leah on admin@shalominc.com.au or 0474474902. Spectators welcome (gold coin donation)

Looking Forward to seeing you there!

 POSTPONED TILL 2016.


Anti Poverty Week 2015

It's Anti-Poverty Week this week (11th Otober-17th October) and Shalom Inc. is part of the celebrations!  Drop past and see our contribution to the Albany Couch Trail.  The trail includes a series of couches through out Albany, decorated by participants and services in an effort to raise the awareness of poverty and homelessness.  Come take a photo of yourself on the couch and share the #chouches4poverty tag on social media.  Shalom Inc.'s Coordinator will also be part of the activities at the Albany Library on Tuesday evening 13th (5.30-7.30pm).  This will include a series of the international TedX talks and a presentation by Albany Foodbank Manager Rod Pfeiffer and Shalom Inc.'s Coordinator.  Shalom Inc. will also be holding a Thankyou Breakfast on Saturday 17th at 8am for all our amazing volunteers and contributors and opening the doors to the public.  Come and drop by.  And don't forget, #couches4povery, can you find them all?


Who We Are Helping

Homelessness is not as evident in Albany as the major cities. We don’t have the street present homeless as they or less developed countries have. Homelessness is, however, a big problem in Albany and Shalom does actually do… things. And yes, the homeless in your own town do need your help. The following is a snap shot of the people Shalom helps.

Who we help:
  • So far this year, from May to July, Shalom has given a bed to 23 different men. Last year (as those of you who attended the public meeting would know) we supported 32 men which equated to 375 beds.

  • The average length of stay was close to 9 nights (so not chronically homeless people, just people needing a leg up).
  • The average age was 37 (with the youngest being 18 and the oldest being 64).
  • The main reason they cited for having housing difficulties was ‘Relationship Issues’. This includes family breakdown, parenting issues, isolation form a community and interpersonal difficulties.
Who we aren’t reaching:

Shalom supports men ages 18+ who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our day time services are also open to ANYONE having housing difficulties (this includes women and families). Anecdotal reports from Police and other street outreach programs report there are currently approximately 40+ people living ‘on the streets’. This does not include the numerous individuals living in overcrowded dwellings, sleeping on friend’s couches, sleeping in abandoned houses, camping grounds and inappropriate accommodation.


Community Connections

In our commitment to improving care we continue to work closely with numerous services within the local community. As part of this commitment we are heavily involved with supporting the Albany Community Relief Agencies (ACRA) network and bi-monthly meetings and the Great Southern Homelessness Forums (GSHF). Recently we have also established an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Regional Counselling and Mentoring Services (RCMS). This ensures no overlap of services and a streamlined referral processes for both our clients. RCMS provides counselling and case management services for many of Shalom Inc. clients. They have been (and I’m sure will continue to be) an important partner in our provision of care to the homeless and those at risk


Skills Training

As part of our involvement with the Great Southern Homelessness Forum, Shalom Inc. was able to coordinate some necessary training for community and health services workers on working with clients using drugs and alcohol, specifically Methamphetamines. Along with Palmerston (Albany) and the Drug and Alcohol Office (Government of Western Australia), Shalom Inc. were able to facilitate this two day training course (30/6-1/7) for over 40 individuals. Attendees reported it was very worthwhile!


Contact Us

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PO Box 1419
Albany Dc WA 6331
Australia

Our Services

Shalom House provides 'shelter based' crisis accommodation for men (18 and over) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Support & Donate

We rely on the support and donations of generous people like you to survive and operate. There are many ways in which you can help.

Contact Us

View our contact details and a map of our location at 320 Albany Highway, Albany Western Australia.

 

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