Early this year the Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI) expanded to Frankston and Dandenong. RSI supports individuals who often have complex needs, are vulnerable and the majority have experienced long-term homelessness. RSI assertive outreach workers provide an assessment and intake into the homelessness system, case management, assistance with emergency accommodation, and […]
Homelessness crept up on Donovan when his low income resulted in getting behind the payment of gas bills during winter last year. Donovan was also struggling with an undiagnosed medical condition that had gone untreated for many years. Working with the Support for Families at Risk of Homelessness (SFaR) program, […]
Moving back to Melbourne from country NSW, Carlee, her partner and her young family struggled to find an affordable rental. They couch-surfed with friends, then were forced to separate when Carlee, heavily pregnant, was offered a place with her two children in a cramped bungalow. “When my oldest daughter was […]
We help provide crisis accommodation and manage properties throughout Melbourne for people experiencing homelessness to live in while we work with them to find suitable long-term housing. Find out more about how we can help you find suitable housing.
The United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence runs annually, and is used across the world as a platform to call for the elimination of gender-based violence. The campaign starts on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10th December, […]
By Charlie Levy, Launch Housing Case Manager Housing Mental Health Pathways Program “At university, I initially studied psychology but soon realised I wanted to work with people in a more practical way. I feel that finding practical solutions to people’s concerns is a key aspect of social work practice; I […]
Three steps to improve the mental healthcare of people experiencing homelessness This submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System highlights the urgent need for housing to improve the mental healthcare of people experiencing homelessness. Launch Housing Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne-based community organisation working with people […]
Launch Housing welcomes renewed funding for rental assistance program, but calls for more to address homelessness Launch Housing welcomes renewed funding for the life-changing Private Rental Assistance Program announced in the Victorian Budget yesterday. The Victorian Government has committed ongoing funding for the program for the next two years. Launch […]