Melbourne Street To Home

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Description of Program

To Melbourne’s most vulnerable rough sleepers Melbourne Street to Home provides housing support, advice, long-term case management and ongoing tenancy support. This initiative has an integrated health response, with support from qualified Bolton Clarke nurses to assess clients’ health needs and refer clients to specialist services if required.

Melbourne Street to Home works with rough sleepers who have extremely complex physical and mental health needs.

Without a stable home, it is difficult for people sleeping rough to access health care, especially ‘primary care’ such as a nurse or health centre. This can have serious implications and increase the risk of premature death for people experiencing long-term homelessness.

Rough sleepers who are part of this program have experienced long term homelessness and need extra support to acquire housing, and sustain their tenancy. The program is a partnership between Launch Housing, Bolton Clarke’s Homeless Person’s Program, The Salvation Army Adult Services and The Salvation Army Crisis Services.

This program takes referrals from Launch Housing’s Rough Sleepers Initiative.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for this program is determined by a Vulnerability Index tool designed to select those most in need of assistance. The Vulnerability Index is currently administered by our Rough Sleepers Initiative and by the team.

The program is focussed on assisting single adults. We can assist people in couples but unless the partner also scored on the Vulnerability Index they will not be picked up into the program

Client Type

The program is focussed on assisting single adults. We can assist people in couples but unless the partner also scored on the Vulnerability Index they will not be picked up into the program

Location(s)

Inner suburbs of Melbourne

Referral/Application Process

Via the Rough Sleepers Initiative.

Contact Details

Rough Sleepers Initiative
(03) 8598 1170