We provide emergency accommodation and support to those who literally have nowhere else to go. Our Community housing units are managed by our organisation. We receive no assistance from governments in the form of grants, loans, dwellings or funding but are completely funded by the Op Shop and your donations.

This accommodation is a group share options where tenants have their own bedroom and bathroom but other facilities (such as the kitchen and laundry) are shared. Our organisation provides Affordable Housing where rent is calculated at a percentage of market rent instead of household income


"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~ Buddha

Our President John Mitchell's Personal Message

"Tamminya House helps homeless single families feel safe and sheltered. But there's always more to be done. Our new project is to build a kitchen and eating area at our group home to make it possible for families to prepare school lunches or cook family dinners and share family meals together. Its important to have a feeling of normality, a feeling of home... We're a Registered Australian Charity, so donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thanks to your gift we can help homeless families to feel more connected and protected from violence. Your donation can help change lives. Your help is key to making this a reality. Would you please donate to help us achieve our mission?
We thank you in advance for your support, your donation is greatly appreciated. "

John Mitchell

Causes of homelessness:


Domestic and family violence – 23%
Financial difficulties – 16%
Housing crisis – 15%
Inadequate or inappropriate dwellings – 11%
Relationship or family breakdown – 6%
Housing affordability stress – 5%
Other reasons – 20%

The Black Dot Campaign:

Can Victims Of Domestic Violence Signal For Help With Black Dots On Their Palms?

The Black Dot Campaign is to enable victims who can not ask for help verbally to ask for help with a simple black dot. They simply draw a black dot on their hands and agencies, family, friends, community centres, doctors, hospitals can recognise this person needs help but can not ask for it. Victims of domestic violence, by putting a black dot on their palms, can show that they're in danger. So if you ever notice a person with a black dot on his/her palm, help this person and call the police.

The organizers behind the Black Dot Campaign state: “The black dot on the hand lets professionals know you're a really vulnerable domestic violence survivor, and that you need help but can't ask because your abuser is watching your every move. In just 24 hours, the campaign has reached over 6,000 people worldwide, and has already helped 6 women.

Please spread the campaign, and post a picture of your hand with the black dot on your Facebook page, to show your support to all survivors of domestic violence.

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