A place to call home

Woman sitting on a lounge next to a window. Her face is partially hidden in the shadow of her long dark hair and her hand which is covering half of her face and she is looking upset and alone.

Leah has an acquired brain injury and psychosocial impairment and was living in an acute mental health unit of a public hospital for over five months.

Prior to her admission, she had become homeless when the supports being provided by seven agencies had broken down.

She was at high risk of being discharged to a nursing home or to the unsafe living conditions of a particular boarding house.

How PWDA helped

PWDA advocates consulted with Leah and established her preference to be in the same suburb as her mother and teenage children so she could maintain these relationships and receive their support.

It was also the safest place for her to live as she was comfortable in the familiar environment.

Following advocacy from PWDA, Leah was approved for a rental subsidy to meet her housing needs, and a specialist brain injury service provider was engaged to coordinate her community supports which are now being adequately addressed.

How to get help

Our advocates and support staff are here to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

For more information, please visit our Get Help page.

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