Platform Nine — So much more than a bed. A Home away from HOME.
Platform Nine is a housing project of Kingsway Community Care. The name Platform Nine comes from a reading in the bible from Matthew 9:36: “When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
Platform Nine is a community of compassion which exists to provide transitional housing for women and families who have no place to go, often because of family violence. They further support guests with intensive case management, lifestyle plans, strategies to find long term housing, food, bedding, and toys for the children.
The impacts of domestic violence, homelessness, addiction and family breakdown can be traumatic, but Platform Nine responds to this by inviting their guests into a place of belonging and hope.