The Department for Child Protection is the lead government agency responsible for funding around 200 specialist homelessness services throughout Western Australia.
These include services funded through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). NAHA services provide a critical safety net for people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, while the new NPAH services aim to intervene early and to prevent the cycle of homelessness.
The NPAH services are facilitating reform of the homelessness service system in Western Australia. The Department for Child Protection is working closely with other government departments, community organisations and mainstream services to promote an integrated, seamless response for people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.