Bethlehem House is a 24-hour service centre for homeless men in central Hobart. Bethlehem House is a special work of the St Vincent de Paul Society, and has been operating continuously since 1973.
Currently Bethlehem House is the largest centre in Tasmania for homeless men, and is the only crisis accommodation centre in Hobart.
Bethlehem House provides a communal setting for up to thirty men, with a mix of single and double bedrooms with shared bathrooms. It offers crisis accommodation, medium to long-term semi-supported accommodation, and some support services to non-residents. It assists men aged twenty years and older.
Bethlehem House has the capacity to provide a total of 12,500 bed nights each year, and currently also delivers 30,000 meals per year to both residents and non-residents.
Bethlehem House is assisted by funding from the Federal and State Governments through the National Affordable Housing Agreement with grants totaling $677,500 annually. Residents contribute a further $259,0000 by way of board payments. Some additional funding has been received in recent years from the State Government, the Tasmanian Community Fund and the Hobart City Council to help finance renovations and upgrades to facilities within Bethlehem House.
Despite this financial assistance, Bethlehem House relies upon the generosity of individuals, businesses and the wider community to continue its work supporting homeless men.
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