About Carrie’s Place Inc
Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services Inc. has been providing services in the Maitland and Lower Hunter area since 1979. Carrie’s Place provides a range of culturally appropriate services for people experiencing domestic and family violence, and/or homelessness.
Carrie’s Place provides a range of services to vulnerable people to support recovery and build resilience. Our programs are:
- Specialist Homelessness Program (Accommodation and Outreach Support) – across the Maitland, Cessnock, and Dungog LGA’s. Crisis and transitional housing, and case management for people experiencing homelessness, or who are at serious risk of homelessness
- Specialist Domestic Violence Program:
- Staying Home Leaving Violence – across the Maitland and Cessnock LGA’s. Supporting women who have experienced domestic and family violence to live violence free, while remaining in the home of their choice
- Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy – attending Maitland, Cessnock, Kurri, Singleton, and Muswellbrook Local Courts to support and advocate for women in the AVO process, and other related criminal charge matters
- DV & Homelessness Resource Centre – provide a range of activities including:
- Free legal clinics
- Free counselling
- Emergency relief groceries and vouchers
- DFV education groups (Inner Strengths)
- Homelessness education groups (e.g: Rent it Keep It)
- Social and support groups
Carrie’s Place services are underpinned by the values of social justice. Our philosophies are based on feminism and human rights. Our practice is person centred, and based on a strong commitment to the principles of social inclusion and capacity building.
Carrie’s Place is a change agent – this organisation leads change in our communities
Carrie’s Place recognises that change is an essential ingredient of quality service provision.
Change Management is imbedded in organisational policy and procedure
In line with the Association Objectives (refer 1.4) this organisation aims to lead, build capacity, and advocate, on priority issues relevant to domestic violence and homelessness.
In line with the Association Objectives (refer 1.4) this organisation aims to influence policymakers, academics and agencies in improving the spectrum of responses, knowledge and resources to women, families and communities
Carrie’s Place is recognised as an example of “best practice” in the specialist homelessness and domestic violence sectors