Mara House was funded by the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program which also began in 1985.
Mara provided (and, in 2013, continues to provide) accommodation for six homeless young women under the age of 18. It also has an emergency bed.
A 2007 job description for a Transitional Accommodation Case Worker described the aims of Mara as helping to give young women the 'confidence and skills' to manage their own lives with a view to living independently or returning to their families.
In 2013, the young women at Mara attend school with the support of the workers at the shelter. They are given referrals to other services that can assist them. They can stay at Mara as long as they need.
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23 October 2018
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/tas/TE00531
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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