How long would I need to host for?

We have several different hosting options available if you have a spare room:

Weekend hosting is primarily used to bridge the gap between weekdays when the night shelter is open and free to use. New hosts will usually start off as ‘weekend hosts’. (Because weekend hosting is for male guests, if everyone in your household is female, you can offer emergency rather than weekend hosting).

Emergency hosting typically involves female destitute asylum seekers being placed with hosts sometimes at quite short notice.

Long-term hosting usually entails more familiar clients staying with a host from 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. During this time, your guest would receive financial and case work support from ASSIST.