Our boarding houses provide an entry point for highly vulnerable people into low-cost, safe and secure accommodation, mainly those who are marginalised due to a range of factors including family breakdown, financial management issues, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, low income and social isolation.
Our four boarding houses range from room-only with shared facilities through to self-contained units with kitchenettes and an ensuite bathroom. They are generally a transitional housing option enabling people to build their capacity and move into more stable and independent accommodation options within the community.
Boarding houses provide an opportunity to build confidence and a sense of wellbeing, participate in community life and further develop independent living skills.
Unity has four boarding houses located in the inner city of Adelaide:
- The Terrace is a mixed gender site with 95 rooms (Staffed 24/7)
- Citi Hall is a male-only site with six rooms
- Gilles Lodge is a female-only site with 11 rooms
- Hurtle Square is a female-only site with five rooms
Living in a high-density setting requires specific skills and a period of adjustment. Unity works closely with our referral partners to ensure support is available to help people attain social and independent living skills to support them to live in a place of their own. Boarding house tenants can access both in-house and community based support and assistance including financial counselling, legal assistance, recreation and leisure activities, cooking and nutrition and health management.
To read our Guidelines for Living in Unity Boarding House Accommodation please click here.
To view our brochure Unity’s BoardingHouses click here.