About – Guiding principles

Our vision

Our vision is to provide a safe, supportive and caring home for people who have enduring mental illnesses which make it difficult for them to live independently, and who currently are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in unsuitable accommodation – for example, those living with very elderly parents.

MyHome in Canberra will be based on the successful model of HOME in Queanbeyan, but with a model of care tailored to meet the needs of the Canberra community, and funding arrangements incorporating NDIS support for individual residents.

Our goal

Our goal at the outset was to establish MyHome in Canberra at a suitable location as soon as a development proposal could be formulated and enough financial support gathered.

Almost at once our focus became a site in Curtin which the Uniting Church offered to MyHome on concessional terms as part of its development plans for the property.

Since 2022, when Wesley Mission became interested in both building and operating a development on the Curtin site in which MyHome would adjoin affordable rental housing, we in the MyHome committee and the Woden Valley Uniting Church have shared the goal of seeing this proposal gain support from the ACT Government and the local community.

In due course, if MyHome succeeds as we expect and if there is evidence of further needs of the same kind, we shall work to replicate the MyHome model at additional sites in Canberra.

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