If your family member is homeless or at risk of homelessness, they can get help finding stable accommodation through a housing support worker. This includes anyone who is ‘sleeping rough’ (sleeping on the streets), ‘couch surfing’ (staying with friends), doesn’t feel safe in their own home or doesn’t have a stable place to live.
If your family member needs urgent help with housing after hours, they can contact their nearest crisis centre by clicking here, or by calling 1800 825 955 (24hrs). A housing and support worker will take your call, and will refer you to help in your local area.
In the Inner East region of Melbourne, the local homelessness services are:
Where can I get more information?
Ask Izzy is a free and anonymous website that connects people who are homeless with essential services such as housing, food, clothing, health care, legal advice, counselling or addiction treatment. Ask Izzy can be used by anyone across Australia.
There are support options for anyone who is currently homeless or ‘sleeping rough’, as well as for people who don’t have permanent housing or who are at risk of homelessness.
For more information, visit the website here