Crisis Housing

We provide support for women and children escaping domestic violence. All of our accommodation is secure, with the location remaining confidential to protect our clients.

All families supported by BaptistCare have access to individual counselling as well as a range of ongoing supportive, educational, financial and parenting programs that are tailored to their needs.

For more helpful information, please read our Domestic Violence Supported Accommodation brochure. 

Your Eligibility

  • Accommodation is available for women and children only (including boys under 16).
  • Accommodation is available through agency referral only.
  • Women must be in paid employment or receiving a Government Benefit.
  • No current substance abuse issues or unmanaged mental health issues.
  • Location has to remain confidential.
  • For the Crisis Accommodation, there is an initial key deposit of $50 and weekly fees payable calculated at 25% of client’s fortnightly income.
  • With Medium Term Accommodation, rent is calculated in accordance with Social Housing rent plus the cost of utilities. A bond is payable.

How to Apply

Please contact local support services for information and referrals or call the following contact numbers:

  • Domestic Violence Line – Phone 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit 
  • Housing NSW – Phone 1300 468 746
  • Homeless Persons Line – Phone 1800 234 566

You can also contact BaptistCare directly on 1300 275 227 or email

You will also need to complete an Application for Housing Assistance Form and an Evidence Requirements Information Sheet when submitting your application.

For more information on the types of assistance you can access through Housing Pathways, see the Housing Assistance Options Policy

Domestic & Family Violence

BaptistCare provides a range of support for women, children and men affected by domestic & family violence. In addition to crisis accommodation we also offer men's behaviour change programs, counselling and no interest loans. Check out our Domestic & Family Violence website pages for further information. For the Domestic Violence hotline call 1800 65 64 63.

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