Colony 47

Mara House

Mara House provides 24 hour supported accommodation for up to six young women aged 13-18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It can also provide emergency accommodation.

Colony 47 offers a place for a young woman to live, while being supported to reconnect with family, education and community and either return home or move into long term suitable accommodation.

Young women who stay at Mara House are given the opportunity to develop practical skills such as budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and perhaps most importantly to develop good communication skills.

What the service can help with

Familial exclusion
Family violence
Housing and homelessness
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children

Age eligibility for children

12 - 20

To access the service, clients

Must be female

Cost of service

At cost to client

Set fees apply

Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Regions covered


Contact Details

432 Elizabeth St North Hobart,TAS 7000

(03) 6231 2782

Focus Domains






Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy


Having a positive sense of culture and identity