On any given night, more than 116,000 Australians are homeless. That’s one in every 200 people.
It’s Homelessness Week 2018 August 6 – 13 and DPV Health are highlighting the growing problem of homelessness, and sharing what services are available to those in need of support.
DPV Health will be providing information in the foyer of Northern Hospital throughout the week, while Broadmeadows Shopping Centre will be hosting Vincent Care, Women’s Information Support and Housing In The North (WISHIN) and Merri Outreach Support (MOSS). We encourage people affected by homelessness or a housing issue to come and speak to us for advice or support.
Homelessness is responsible for significant physical and mental health problems in those impacted, with the situation set to worsen with homelessness having increased by 14% in five years.
The DPV Health Homelessness Service is a case management service funded to support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and currently living in or have links to the Whittlesea Local Government area.
We provide information and advice on housing options. We can offer assistance with obtaining and maintaining private rental accommodation. Our team is also experienced in advocacy issues, as well as providing assistance with the Office of Housing and other services.
For information on how to access this DPV Health service, click here.
For more information, contact Marilla Mason
Case Manager – Homelessness Team: