RSL LifeCare and Wesley Mission are proud to announce their partnership to run Homes for Heroes which will commence 1 August 2019.
“This partnership will enhance the service currently available to homeless Veterans. It will provide greater access to specialist support services to address the growing needs of homeless Veterans and continue the great work of Homes for Heroes.” said RSL LifeCare CEO, Laurie Leigh.
As a provider of Specialist Homelessness Services, Wesley Mission will be able to deliver greater access to specialist care and best practice, enhancing the program’s capacity to respond to those in need who reside outside of the greater Sydney area.
Wesley Mission CEO, the Rev Keith Garner said the partnership will offer Veterans greater access to tailored, clinical services.
“Veterans have too often been marginalised, many times because of the complex needs that can result from the burden of service. Wesley Mission has been successful in delivering community-based case management in key areas of homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” said Mr Garner.
“Addressing homelessness requires a whole-person approach that draws upon Veterans’ own strengths, clinical expertise and community networks to deliver improved outcomes.”
RSL LifeCare will continue to fund and support the program and provide housing options as well as providing its specialist knowledge and expertise around caring for Veterans.
The number one priority for both RSL LifeCare and Wesley Mission is to ensure the best outcomes for the Veteran Community through the Homes for Heroes program, and this partnership will strengthen and expand the capability of the program in meeting its objectives long term.
Homes for Heroes history
Established in 2014, RSL LifeCare, Homes for Heroes, has provided services to over 80 Veterans who have returned to the community and currently has 20 participants who are being provided with care, services and accommodation.
Homes for Heroes aims to provide Veterans with physical and/or mental injuries who find themselves homeless and socially isolated, the support and opportunity to get back on their feet.
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