Wellways Housing and Homelessness Support programs operate through a Housing First lens and are guided by the principles of choice, sustainability and community connectedness.

We believe strong and welcoming communities provide the foundation for mental health recovery, wellbeing, and have the power to overcome homelessness.

Approach to housing and homelessness

At Wellways, we believe that housing is:

  • A human right
  • A source of health and wellbeing
  • Essential to supporting connection.

What people can expect from Wellways Housing and Homelessness Support services:

  • We understand people experiencing homelessness are the experts in their housing and recovery journey and that everyone’s journey will differ. Therefore, we will work to understand the individual's support needs and tailor housing and support interventions accordingly.
  • Wellways believes in real homes in real communities, assisting people to develop skills and supports they deem important to sustain a meaningful life beyond the service system, and create opportunities for people to fully participate in the community.
  • People are supported to access housing options that align with their needs.
  • People have the right to design a care team that will support and sustain their housing and recovery journey.
  • Individuals are provided every opportunity to participate in the community in a meaningful way.

Housing and homelessness programs and training

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    Doorway supports people who are affected by mental health issues, and are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to secure and sustain a safe and affordable home using the private rental market.

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    Homeless Outreach Mental Health Support (HOMHS)

    Assists young people with mental health issues who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to gain and maintain suitable long-term housing.

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    Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

    A community mental health service delivering community based psychosocial supports for people experiencing mental health issues.

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    Mental Health Pathways Program

    Support to find or maintain accommodation for people who are leaving psychiatric inpatient.

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    Pathways to Home

    Support for people experiencing rough sleeping to connect with their community and the services they need to secure a home and live a meaningful life.

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    Training for leaders and team members

    Training for relevant industry workers to learn how to apply a recovery-oriented approach to delivering services to people who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness, and mental health issues.

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Participants' journeys

Follow Wayne's and Tracy's journeys as they talk about their experiences with Doorway.

Wayne's story

Tracy's story

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    Wellways Housing Strategy

    The Housing Strategy is coming soon! In the meantime, take a look at our Advocacy and Policy page.

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    Wellways Housing Position Statement

    The Housing Position Statement is coming soon! In the meantime, take a look at our Advocacy and Policy page.

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Inquiries and submissions

Wellways continues to advocate and provide a voice in the housing and homelessness space. A collation of inquiries and submissions are evidenced below.