It was my great privilege to attend the opening of Ebbs House a new transitional accommodation property for up to 26 people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.
Ebbs House is part of Mission Australia’s new crisis and transitional accommodation facilities in Brookvale.
For the people who come to Ebbs House and access their services, this new space will be a place of connection and healing. It will be a place that not only provides essential support, but also enables people to be involved and connected with the local community.
Mission Australia has a proud history of more than 30 years working with and supporting vulnerable people in the area.
The property has been named Ebbs House in honour of Reverend Arthur Rowley Ebbs, the rector of Manly’s St Matthew’s Church from 1924 to 1948. Mr Ebbs provided support and work for disadvantaged young people and accommodation for returned servicemen experiencing homelessness during the Depression and World War II.