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Housing & Care Solution for Vulnerable

We believe all Australians should have the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, and dignified home regardless of their circumstances. We listen, learn and understand each person’s situation in order to provide housing & care in time of need and assist in rebuilding lives.

Sanctuary Place Living “SPL” is a Social Enterprise Community Housing Provider (S.E.C.H.P.) delivering housing, care, and support within the hour for people in need.

The Power of an Hour

Our Mission

Overcoming a National Crisis – Sanctuary Place’s mission is to provide long-term and sustainable response to the homelessness crisis in Australia by delivering viable housing solutions quickly for homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Adequate Standard of Living – The right to a safe, clean, and well-kept home in a dignified and empowering manner is essential for every person regardless of hardship. Sanctuary Place proven housing model is built on the right for everyone having a home regardless of circumstances.

Power of an Hour – Sanctuary Place is steadfast to house those in desperate need quickly without red tape. Many of the SPL community participants are housed within one hour!


Sanctuary Place recognised that meeting the immediate needs of the disadvantaged community, with a place to call home was vital. However, more was required to inspire and enable those individuals to find purpose and value in their everyday lives. For example, for most convicted offenders, transitioning from a period of imprisonment to finding purpose again, can be a daunting exercise. To successfully support this holistic level of care Sanctuary Place created a human development program with the objective of enabling our participants to re-establish appropriate life skills and social networks in order to live a healthy purposeful life, The Restorative Life Support “RLS”.

The Restorative Life Support (RLS) program enables individuals to transition into our community through a structured program which not only re-instates a persons’ dignity and purpose but allows them to connect with our industry partners to encourage and inspire direction for their recovery and rehabilitation. The Restorative Life Support program is the key to create constructive long-term change in a dignified, non-judgmental space.

Each housing participant enrolls in our program as part of their occupancy agreement, establishing accountability between Sanctuary Place and the individual in need. The Restorative Life Support program re-educates the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-respect, basic life skills and the value of positively contributing to the local community. These values enable greater social equity and purpose for the individual, which in turn creates a more productive, valued member of our society.

The Restorative Life Support (RLS) program can potentially reduce the risk of the individual repeating unfavourable behaviours and choices, and in some instances reoffending.

We believe RLS is the fundamental component to genuine change and uplifting our participants emotionally, mentally, and physically.

That is the ‘Sanctuary Place’ difference!

“Sanctuary Place is about Individual Capacity Building

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Available Now, Move in Tomorrow!

Sanctuary Place has properties available in Newcastle, Maitland, Rutherford, Thornton, Raymond Terrace, Farley, Ashtonfield, and Aberglasslyn with more properties coming soon.

Currently, Sanctuary Place only accommodates adults over 18 without children. Also, pets are not allowed in Sanctuary Place Homes. 

Find out how you can be a part of Sanctuary Place.

The Power of an hour

Accessible accommodation, care and support within the hour for the people who need it most

Sanctuary Place has changed how to effectively and efficiently help homeless by providing housing solutions combined with services to elevate the community participants’ self-esteem. Breaking the root cause, giving everyone regardless of the despair they may be in a fresh start and an opportunity to live their best life is what we thrive for. In 2016, Sanctuary Place Living created its first four-bedroom property in Rutherford, NSW. Today we can provide housing within an hour for interested and qualified applicants that are looking for a safe and clean home.

A Supportive and Permanent Solution to your Housing Needs

Sanctuary Place provides affordable accommodation to individuals over 18 years of age in Australia. It is similar to a successful long established European housing model. It is improved to meet the Australian housing needs for the disadvantaged.   

Sanctuary Place offers a unique opportunity for everyone living in the community, on pensions or on a Centrelink payment, who seek a comfortable level of independent living in a place they can call home and deserve a second chance in life. We provide beautiful new homes to support people who struggle to find accommodation because of their history or circumstances.

So what are you waiting for? It’s simple, quick, and easy – just submit your interest here and a member of our Housing Department will be in touch, alternatively, give our office a call on 0401 020 400.

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