Mind Australia in partnership with Haven; Home, Safe provides intensive recovery support for up to 18 months to people who have experienced chronic homelessness, assisting their transition from rough sleeping or temporary hotel accommodation into longer-term housing.
About From Homelessness to a Home
This service is based on Housing First principles. Many of the people supported through this initiative have experienced long-term homelessness and disadvantage and have complex needs including: mental illness, harmful alcohol and drug use, trauma, domestic violence and physical health issues.
From Homelessness to a Home clients receive a housing and a support package for a minimum of 12 months, with some packages lasting up to 24 months (based on the type of property and the assessment of the level of support needed). Property types include public housing and medium to longer term tenancies in private rental properties owned or leased by From Homelessness to a Home partners. Mind staff work to ensure From Homelessness to a Home clients are appropriately housed in social housing provided by the Victoria State Government and then receive wrap around care to promote better health, wellbeing and so their tenancies can be sustained.
From Homelessness to a Home includes liaison and brokerage with local community health and social support agencies.
Who is From Homelessness to a Home for?
From Homelessness to a Home is for people who were in emergency accommodation between 16 March 2020 and 6 December 2020, and have experienced homelessness or rough sleeping. Emergency accommodation includes: hotel accommodation, caravan park accommodation, or accommodation paid for by a homelessness agency.
Eligible participants must also have an existing or new Victorian Housing Register (VHR) application.
Why choose Mind for From Homelessness to a Home?
Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives. We provide individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns in Australia every year.
We partner with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to live in the community.
We are one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services.
We are one of the leading specialist community housing providers in Australia for people experiencing a psychosocial disability. Psychosocial supports – like the kind provided by Mind Australia – help people with mental health and wellbeing issues manage daily activities, rebuild and maintain connections, engage with education and employment, and participate fully in the community. These are supports which help people take positive steps in their recovery journey.
What do our From Homelessness to a Home clients say?
“I never get ahead of myself, but having my own place to call home has been really good. I’m stabilising and as time goes on I feel more secure.”