Mara House is a 24 hour supported accommodation service for young women.
If you need help, call 0418 315 027 or 62312782 any time of the day or night.
“Mara is the place where you can go to get your life on track when times are the most difficult.” – Sarah, 16.
How Mara House Can Help You.
Mara fosters a caring environment where people support each other.
You will have your own bedroom whilst sharing the communal space with your fellow housemates and working together to make the space comfortable and enjoyable for everyone.
We can provide you with supported accommodation and assist you to secure longer term housing options. We can also help to link you in with other services that can assist you and your specific needs.
How to Access Mara House.
Mara House assists young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, give us a call on 0418 315 027 or 62 31 2782 to have a chat and we can explain how it all works!
Mara House provides 24 hour supported accommodation for up to six young women aged 13-18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It can also provide emergency accommodation. The service accommodates an average of 50 young women a year and aims to support young women to build their resilience and a pathway out of homelessness.
Young women who stay at Mara may face a wide range of challenges including being isolated from family and their community, being a victim of violence or having trouble at school.
Colony 47 offers a place for a young woman to live, while being supported to reconnect with family, education and community and either return home or move into long term suitable accommodation.
Young women who stay at Mara House are given the opportunity to develop practical skills such as budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and perhaps most importantly to develop good communication skills.