Dale Parker Place
Dale Parker Place occupancy has exceeded 95% at all times with a number of clients successfully transitioning into private or community housing.
Dale Parker Place accommodates and supports single males, single females and couples without children who are experiencing homelessness and are currently sleeping rough or who are chronically homeless, to plan towards attaining independent, sustainable housing and participating within the community.
The service provides a high level of individual case management to clients to support their transition to appropriate accommodation.
The facility is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
In 2016 the building on 107 Bowen Road was demolished and was replaced by a new 40 x 1 bedroom units complex, which reopened in August 2017. The new facility increased capacity from 25 tenancies to 40 tenancies. This expansion of DPP gives a permanent long-term home to those who will never be able to sustain public or community housing.
The facility has proven popular with a waiting list now maintained for those people who wish to live at Dale Parker Place.
Dale Parker Place has also had a positive impact on Townsville’s homeless population, as evidenced by reduced occupancy rates at the Reverend Charles Harris Diversionary Centre. Referrals to Dale Parker Place may be from a range of sources including self-referral, health Homelessness Outreach Team, The Diversionary Centre, Residential Rehabilitation Services, Case Coordination Group and other Homelessness Services.