Helping you to help homelessness
Resources for workers in the homelessness sector
Homelessness Agencies & Peak Bodies
Victorian Homelessness Networks
REFERRALS & SECONDARY CONSULTATIONS
Advocacy and Advice
Barwon Community Legal Service
Free legal information, advice and referrals for clients in relation to Family Violence, Centrelink matters, Family Law, Child Support and Debt matters.
Barwon Diversitat- Tenancy, Assistance and Advocacy Service
Advice and assistance in relation to private residential tenancy matters and can also provide advocacy at VCAT for low income earners and victims of family violence.
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Information about rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords, how to resolve disputes and where to find help.
Homelessness Advocacy Service
If a client has a problem with a homelessness assistance or social housing service, a support service or a rooming house, they can contact the Council to Homeless Persons’ Homelessness Advocacy Service for advice and assistance.
South West Bethany –Tenancy, Assistance and Advocacy Service
Help with a wide range of issues that may be facing tenants.
South West Legal Aid
Helping Victorians with their legal problems.
Tenancy Plus Support Program – Assistance to remain in Social Housing
Aims to prevent homelessness and support tenants to stay in housing.
Advice, assistance and advocacy for tenants in private and public residential properties.
Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Information, advice and dispute resolution related to discrimination.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
South West – the Lookout
Stepping Up Consortium – Geelong and Colac
Turning Point State-wide
Western Region Alcohol and Other Drug Centre WRAD
Accessible housing for people with disabilities
Department of Health and Human Services – Local Housing Offices locations
Department of Housing
Information and resources for housing service providers involved in providing homelessness and crisis support, affordable rental.
General Enquiries 1300 650 172
Barwon Orange Door (Colac and Geelong)
Djirra- advice and referral for Aboriginal people who are experiencing violence or have experienced family violence
Family Violence Services for Men – Geelong
Men’s Referral Service
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre State-wide 24/7 support
Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre – Geelong
South West CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault) – Warrnambool
South West Family and Domestic Violence- Emma House Domestic Violence Service
Safe Schools Program
Victorian government program delivering information and support for implementation of program around safety of students identifying as gay or gender diverse.
Promoting health and wellbeing for LGBTI Victorians
Victoria and Tasmania LGBTI counselling phone service
1800 184 527
Barwon Health Access Team
Psychiatric Regional Triage Service
For urgent mental health assistance call 1300 363 788
This number provides access to all mental health services and operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Providing information and resources and about mental health issues.
South West Healthcare
Prisoners Exiting into the Community
Jesuit Social Services
Supporting men and women perceived to be ‘high risk’ in reintegrating into the community.
Flat Out Incorporated
Supporting women exiting prison or those who have had contact with the criminal justice system.
Providing information about expectations, policy and procedures of the justice system in regards to people exiting prison.