Rough Sleepers Initiative

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Description of Program

The Rough Sleepers Initiative works with people who are sleeping rough (e.g. in squats, on streets, under bridges and in cars) within the council areas of Melbourne, Stonnington, Port Phillip and Yarra. The program aims to ensure a responsive, immediate service connecting rough sleepers to accommodation (crisis and long-term) and health services, as well as reconnecting them to pre-existing support or establishing new supports.

Eligibility Criteria

People experiencing primary homelessness (i.e. ‘sleeping rough’) in the council areas of Melbourne, Stonnington, Port Phillip and Yarra

Client Type

  • Families
  • Singles and Couples
  • Young People (15-25)
  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander
  • Women
  • LGBTI
  • Anyone rough sleeping will be assessed, assisted and referred on appropriately

Location(s)

  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington
  • Melbourne CBD
  • Yarra

Referral/Application Process

The team provide assertive outreach to people currently sleeping rough. They offer assistance as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Contact Details

Rough Sleepers Initiative
(03) 8598 1125