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What is Homeless Outreach Mental Health Support?

The program provides intensive case management for young people with mental health issues who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Wellways works with participants, (including their families, carers and natural supports), in the community to assist them to gain and maintain suitable long-term housing.

The program ensures housing needs are considered alongside linking to the community, education, employment and empowering the participant to continue working on their goals.

How does Homeless Outreach Mental Health Support help?

This service provides participants with:

  • Practical and flexible support to continue to develop skills
  • Improved access to specialist youth services, including clinical interventions and recovery orientated programs
  • Increased social networks
  • Improved independent living skills
  • Increased capacity to maintain tenancies and stable housing.

How to access this service

You may be referred to this service by your case manager, GP, your family, yourself or if you are leaving PARC, Community Recovery Centre, or other residential programs.

To be eligible for HOMHS you must:

  • be aged between 16 - 25
  • be experiencing mental illness or drug and alcohol issues
  • behomeless or at risk of homelessness
  • living in the Western Victoria region.

For more information call (03) 4333 0251 or email: enquiries@wellways.org.