Upgrades to Koort Boodja, Uniting WA’s crisis accommodation facility.
A big thank you to the WA Government, Department of Communities and Homelessness and Housing Minister John Carey for contributing integral funding to support improvements at Koort Boodja, making it a more comfortable and nurturing space for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Koort Boodja is Uniting WA’s supported crisis accommodation service for those experiencing homelessness in Perth. It is a low-barrier program, which means everyone is welcome as they are. People do not have to meet any criteria to access the service.
The Department of Communities funding has been used to replace a security gate, pedestrian gate, front fence, improve external lighting, add security screen doors, make upgrades to our CCTV system and landscaping that adds a touch of nature to the surroundings.
Koort Boodja resident Jocelyn said a small change like having plants through Koort Boodja had made a difference.
“Having plants throughout has encouraged me and other residents to become more sociable in a garden-like environment.”
The staff are also appreciative for the upgrades.
“It’s about creating a comforting environment,” said Uniting WA team member Lucia. “Your office becomes your second home and for us, it’s nice to return to a comfortable workspace after having been out working on the streets all day.”