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Safe Space

The Safe Space program is a safe 24 hour service for people who are experiencing homelessness in Hobart.

The program launched in December 2019 in partnership with The Salvation Army, and has already changed the lives of people living on the streets of Hobart. 

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In the 2019/2020 year, Safe Space provided...

150
No. of bed nights provided
0
No. of individual supported
0
No. of instances of support through the Day Space

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How to access Safe Space

Safe Space is a 24 hour service, with two separate locations.  Our Day Program is open to anyone who needs a place of connection, some food, or to meet with service providers. Our Night Program is available through referral only from Housing Connect. 

Safe Day Space

  • The Day Space is at the top of Hobart City Mission’s offices at 50 Barrack St, Hobart.
  • Opening hours are 9am to 6pm every day of the week, including weekends and public holidays (even Christmas Day!)
  • Anyone is welcome to come to the Day Space to access services, have a meal, or just have a chat with our friendly team. You do not need to make an appointment to come to the space.
  • Click here to see a timetable of services that are available at Safe Space.
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Safe Space program for people experiencing homelessness

Safe Night Space

  • The Night Space is for people who are experiencing homelessness and are sleeping rough.
  • The Night Space is at the former church at 47 Davey St, Hobart.
  • Opening hours are from 7pm to 8am every night, including weekends and public holidays. 
  • There is space for 20 people to sleep at Safe Space with all beds and bedding supplied. 
  • Available for both men and women
  • Access to Night Space is by referral only. Call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588 to get a referral, or speak to your Housing Connect case manager.

Safe Space also has locations in Launceston (run by Launceston City Mission) and Burnie (run by The Salvation Army). 
Referrals to these services can also be made by calling Housing Connect on 1800 800 588.

Services available at Safe Space

Every week, a number of support services come to the Safe Space day and night programs on a fortnightly timetable. These times and days may change. Talk to a Safe Space support worker about how to book a meeting and connect with any of these services. 

Week One

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

6pm
Moreton Clinic (Doctors) at Elizabeth St Mall

6.30pm
Orange Sky Laundry Service at Safe Night Space

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

All Day
Stu from the Bridge Program
(Alcohol & Other Drugs) at Day Space

10.00am
Toolbox Meeting

All Day
Stu from the Bridge Program
(Alcohol & Other Drugs) at Day Space

 

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

All Day 
Pete from Anglicare

7pm
Orange Sky Laundry Service at Safe Night Space

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

2pm
Jason from Hobart Community Legal

9.45am
Orange Sky Laundry at Day Space

No organised services

Week Two

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

6pm
Moreton Clinic (Doctors) at Elizabeth St Mall

6.30pm
Orange Sky Laundry Service at Safe Night Space

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

All Day
Stu from the Bridge Program
(Alcohol & Other Drugs) at Day Space

10.00am
Toolbox Meeting

All Day
Stu from the Bridge Program
(Alcohol & Other Drugs) at Day Space

10.30am
Robyn from Catholic Care

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

11am 
Cassie from Mission Australia - NDIS and Disability Support

7pm
Orange Sky Laundry Service at Safe Night Space

All Day
Jess from Housing Connect at Day Space

2pm
Jason from Hobart Community Legal

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No organised services

How You Can Help

The Safe Space program is funded by the State Government. However, there are still a number of ways that you can support the people who access Safe Space: 

  • Financial donations to our Emergency Relief program. Many of the clients who stay at Safe Space regularly use Emergency Relief, as well as other families struggling to make ends meet in our community – make a donation online, or call (03) 6215 4200

  • Donate items such as toiletries, food and sleeping bags.

  • Volunteer to set up and pack down the Safe Space night program.

The Safe Night Space Program was developed through conversations with real people sleeping on the streets of Hobart. 

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