1. Accommodation/Housing/Homelessness

    Accommodation/Housing/Homelessness

    Homelessness means that you do not have housing that is safe, secure and affordable. Being homeless can include ‘sleeping rough’ (nowhere to stay) or moving from home to home staying temporarily with others (couch surfing). Everyone has the right to have a safe and stable home. If you do not, there are people who can assist.

    At any one time a significant number of people are homeless in this community. Of these, a large proportion is young people who might still be attending school and appear to be living quite normal lives. People try and hide the fact that they are homeless for fear of being judged by others.

    The major cause of homelessness is family conflict/ break down and poverty. Family Reconciliation services are available to assist families to resolve conflict before it becomes too severe.

    Remember that there are services within the community available to assist.

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    Services/programs

      Accommodation/Housing/Homelessness

    • Bunurong Health Service/Dandenong and District Aborigines Cooperative Ltd (DDACL)

      Provides - Youth Group, which  can be accessed by younger Aboriginal people, runs on...

      Eligibility: Patients/clients must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Not Indigenous.

      Contact: 03 9794 5933

      Provided by: Bunurong Health Service/Dandenong...

      Referral by: - Any member of staff or external to the relevant...

    • Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)

      Youth Links SAAP Team assists homeless and at risk of homelessness young people to overcome and...

      Eligibility: Eligibility determined on assessment through attendance at Drop In services.

      Contact: 03 9547 0511

      Provided by: Youth Links

      Referral by: - Self or via Case Worker