Crisis advice and accommodation
Homeless Connect SA (24/7)
T 1800 003 308 (free call from a landline)
A state-wide telephone service for anyone experiencing homelessness in South Australia. Available anytime as a free call to help you find information and a direct referral into homelessness services.
Youth (aged between 15 and 25)
T 1300 306 046 or 1800 807 364 (freecall from a landline)
Assistance to secure emergency and long-term accommodation; referrals, information and support for people aged 15 to 25 years.
Domestic Violence Crisis Line
T 1300 782 200 or 1800 800 098 (freecall from a landline)
For women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence; women and children who are homeless due to domestic violence; and single homeless women over 18 years. The service also links men to resources.
For extreme emergencies contact Police on 000 or 131 444. You can also contact a specialist homelessness or domestic and family violence service in your area (Monday to Friday during office hours). Unity Housing is not a crisis housing provider. In an emergency, contact SA Police on 000 or 131 444.
What happens next?
These services will assess your situation and work with you to find the best option to suit your needs. Eligibility for crisis accommodation for you and your family will depend on your circumstances.
Crisis responses provide assistance for your immediate safety and security and are confidential (although guidelines allow for information sharing without your consent to keep you, your children and others safe where there is a legitimate reason).
No, I’m looking for housing options
Unity Housing provides the following
A safe and secure accommodation entry point for people who are at risk of homelessness because of a range of factors including family breakdown, unemployment, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, low income and social isolation. Click here if you are looking for boarding house accommodation.
Longer-term rental options for people who are generally working with a support agency, which are designed to cater for the needs of people on very low to moderate incomes who may be experiencing rental stress in or barriers to the private market. Click here if you are interested in community housing.
Rental accommodation for people on low to moderate incomes who struggle to afford housing in the private rental market. Affordable housing aims to relieve rental stress and support households that have the potential for income growth or home ownership in the medium-term. Click here if you are interested in affordable housing.
Student housing (The Globe)
Apartments in Adelaide’s East End for students looking for convenient and safe accommodation. Click here for more information.
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
Longer term rental options for people with disability (extreme functional impairment or very high support needs) who have SDA funding in their NDIS plan or could reasonably be considered likely to have SDA funding included in their plan. Click here for more information.