Homelessness and Housing
Homelessness Support

Support to overcome homelessness.

If you're experiencing homelessness - or worried about losing your home - we can help.

Homelessness support

Support when you need it most.

If you’re experiencing homelessness, we can connect you to people who can help.

Sometimes it just takes one life challenge – like a relationship breakdown, job loss or illness – to end up at risk of losing your home or homeless. 

We will assist you to establish and maintain appropriate, secure and sustainable housing and work towards a brighter future.

Homelessness support services

We’re here if you’re looking for:

Information and advice about homelessness
Emergency accommodation
Long-term, secure housing

Our goal is to help you start the journey to safe and secure housing. 

We can help you with:

 

We can support you with

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If we can’t assist you in locations where you are looking for community housing, see a full list of community housing providers in Victoria.

You can also use AskIzzy to find suitable housing options in your area. 

Uniting had the pleasure of hosting the launch of the April 2022 issue of Parity Magazine in partnership with the Council to Homeless Persons and Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Katie Hall MP (pictured above). Uniting CEO Bronwyn Pike hosted the event. The April issue of Parity Magazine, ‘Homelessness and Young …
Launch Housing in partnership with Uniting, donors and the Victorian Government is preparing to open the doors of Viv’s Place, an Australian first apartment building for at-risk women and children.

“We are really proud to be part of this initiative. Once safely housed, we can support women and children by linking then with appropriate onsite and community support services, including mental health services, parenting support and financial counselling."

Advocacy in action

Uniting Vic.Tas supports the intent of the Human Rights and Housing Legislation Amendment (Ending Homelessness) Bill 2022 tabled by the Victorian Greens to eliminate homelessness in Victoria by 2030.

“Safe and secure housing is a major factor in helping get a person’s life on track. Often, it’s only once a person secures housing, they’re able to address any issues they may have with employment, family violence, mental health, alcohol or drugs,”

Uniting Vic.Tas and Uniting Housing Victoria have welcomed the social housing reforms announced by the Victorian Government.

Advocacy in action

Uniting Vic.Tas CEO, Brownyn Pike spoke at a forum on housing policy and solutions in Maroondah, alongside Federal Housing Minister Michael Sukkar and Victorian Legislative Assembly Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse.

An affordable, secure, and safe place to live should never be a luxury, it is the foundation for all people to live healthy and dignified lives as active participants in our community."

For 23 years, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers have served over 400,000 hot meals to Ballarat’s most vulnerable people at our BreezeWay service in Dana Street.

“The new BreezeWay is a sanctuary where people in need can drop in for a chat and something to eat in a caring and compassionate space,”

Hear the real story

Mike’s story.

Homelessness Week 2021

Mike has a history of homelessness and ongoing mental health issues. He has been homeless on and off for many years and has moved between boarding houses, motels and staying with family members. During the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Mike’s long-term partner died of an accidental drug overdose.

Hear the real story

Sean’s story.

Homelessness Week 2021

Sean’s experience with homelessness spans over 35 years. Sean moved out of home at the age of just 14 to escape family violence and drug use.

“My parents managed a pub in Sydney, and it wasn’t an ideal environment for a child. It was a toxic environment and I knew I had to get out,”

Get in touch

We’re here for you.

Homelessness support isn’t offered at all Uniting service locations, but we can put you in touch with people who can help.

Victoria

Connect with your local homelessness support provider.

T: 1800 825 955

Tasmania

Housing Connect can put you in touch with local services.

T: 1300 135 513