Housing & Homelessness Supports

Our Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) provides support in navigating the system of housing options for vulnerable women and their children in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

The SHS approach provides assistance to access short to long term housing including advice and support to identify housing options; advocacy; assistance with applications and emergency housing options.

The Society advocates a Housing First approach in supporting women and children experiencing long term, unstable and reoccurring homelessness without the barriers to entry such as treatment or service participation requirements.

According to the Council to Homeless Persons, Housing First permanent supportive housing programs quickly move people with complex needs experiencing chronic homelessness into permanent housing with flexible and individual support for as long as needed.