Targeted Housing and Support Service


The Targeted Housing and Support Service (THaSS) provides a broad range of casework services to females exiting Dillwynia, Emu Plains and Berrima Correctional Centres who are at risk of homelessness and who have children and/or complex needs such as intellectual disabilities, low cognitive functioning, substance abuse and/or mental health issues. The target group will be restricted to sentenced prisoners. A major goal is to prevent exits into rough sleeping or transient, unsuitable accommodation.

The service will engage with program participants up to 3 months prior to their release to identify post-release needs and to facilitate appropriate accommodation in the Greater Western Sydney area.

Upon release the service will provide intensive outreach support services to clients in their own homes to assist in the development of independent living skills, sustaining tenancies, access to community treatment and support services, the development of a sense of community and belonging, and the building of positive relationships with both family and support networks.

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Office Hours

Contact the CRC Parramatta Office

Area Serviced

Greater Western Sydney region.

Cost of Service


Referral Required

Yes – via welfare or Probation and Parole staff in Dillwynia, Emu Plains or Berrima Correctional Centres, minimum of three months prior to release.

For referral information call THaSS on (02) 8838 3810.

This initiative is consistent with NSW's strategic directions on addressing and preventing homelessness and is delivered in partnership with NSW government agencies and funded by the Commonwealth government under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Corrective Services NSW is the lead agency for this project and has funded CRC to deliver the project on its behalf.