Hillsong CityCare’s Homes of Peace is a transitional housing program for women and their children leaving domestic and family violence. The program provides housing and individualised case management to support families re-establish their lives and set them up for a successful future.
On average, families stay in the program between six to nine months. During this time, the family works closely with their Homes of Peace case worker to develop their own short-term and longer-term goals. These goals aim to set them up for a successful, independent future. Some of the goals families set for themselves include seeking employment, further education, training, accessing mental health services, obtaining a driver’s licence and creating healthy social networks.
Homes of Peace partners with many community organisations and domestic violence refuges to provide the best holistic care to families. All referrals into Homes of Peace are received through domestic violence refuges.
After a family has exited from Homes of Peace, three months aftercare support is provided to ensure the family feels confident and settled in their new residence.
Homes of Peace is meeting a real need in our community by empowering women and their children to successfully navigate this tumultuous period in their lives.