The Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP) aims to provide short-term ‘time-out’ accommodation for up to five days to current and former serving ADF members and their partners. This allows time for them to interrupt a potentially dangerous domestic situation, to seek Open Arms assistance to help address issues that contributed to the crisis, and to reintegrate into the family and/or community.
A current or former member of the ADF or their partner in a crisis situation and needing help who phones Open Arms in business hours or Open Arms After Hours Support will be assessed for eligibility and suitability.
A current or former serving ADF member or family member assessed as eligible for accommodation will be booked into accommodation as near as possible to their current location.
The short-term accommodation is meant to give the client time to arrange his/her own alternative accommodation and seek support from Open Arms.
Open Arms is currently rolling out Community and Peer Engagement teams nationally, which will assist in better linkage to the community-based accommodation options however required.
Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling, provides support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families. Free and confidential help is available 24/7. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 1800 011 046 or +61 8 8241 4546) or visit www.OpenArms.gov.au