WHOS is primarily funded by State and Federal governments however, there is a gap in costs in providing these services not covered by funders so it is necessary to charge a client contribution from your benefit entitlement for your first 4 months. After 4 months, you will only need to contribute for food and accommodation.
Centrelink benefit contribution:
Please phone the service you are interested in to discuss your financial contribution towards your participation in the program. Your contribution is a percentage of your Centrelink unemployment or welfare benefit. It is determined on a sliding scale depending what stage of the program you are in (i.e. reduces the longer you stay). A savings plan is in place so that you will have funds available when you complete the program.
A savings plan is available, ensuring residents have some financial security when leaving our program.