intro welcome to ebenezer home

The work of Ebenezer Home began in 1968 when the much-loved Mrs Hazel Hays began to provide accommodation and support for Aboriginal youth in her Balcatta home.

In 1984, the ageing Mrs Hays was approached by Pastor Denzil Humphries from the Northern Area Aboriginal Evangelical Church with a desire to assist homeless young people. Following discussions, a couple from the church began to live in the house and help to revive the work, using funds from their own pension payments.

Later, the State Government began to provide some continued financial assistance for the work of Ebenezer Home. Despite initial strong resistance from the local community, the Department of Housing made houses available in Girrawheen in 1989 and Marangaroo in 1991, and the service now provides 5 crisis and 5 transitional beds for females and 3 transitional beds for males. And our neighbours are now supportive of the work

In keeping with the original vision, Ebenezer Home continues to provide accommodation and support for needy young people whose needs are addressed on an individual basis within the context of extended family and community.