Mara House

Mara House provides 24-hour supported accommodation for young women aged 13-20 who are experiencing homeless or are at risk of homelessness.

The service aims to support young women to develop their current skills and capacities; to make connections within the community; to reunify with family or to obtain long term, sustainable housing; and to reach their full potential.

Mara House has a people first approach, and staff take the time to get to know those who access our service, so that we can best understand their needs, goals, and aspirations.

This person-centred focus allows young people to feel heard, to feel empowered and to have a say in the decisions that are about them.  

In 2022-23, the house has been generously supported by Hydro Tasmania, Kingborough Helping Hands, Country Women’s Association, Bunnings, Rotary Club Salamanca, QantasLink and Queens Bakery.

The support and funds from these businesses allows us to help support the young women in our care with essential goods and services and do things such as upgrade our living quarters.

The house is funded by the Tasmanian Government via Homes Tasmania.

A place where people are cared for and safe.

- House Resident

Mara is everything. Mara has been life-saving. I don't know where I would be without Mara.

- House Resident

Outcomes for young women from the house last year. During the 2022 – 2023 financial year, we:

Supported a total of 28 young women.

2 residents were engaged in part time employment and 17 were engaged in some form of education.

We made connections with The Link and Holyoake to offer internal Alcohol and Other Drugs support to young people.

Read more from our Youth Housing Coordinator, Erica

Hydro Tasmania Partnership

Hydro Tasmania have been supporting our Mara House residents for almost 11 years now. Find out how their support helps us make more of a difference.

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