What is HOMHS?

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 this service 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.

Who can use this service?

HOMHS is for people who are:

  • aged between 16 - 25
  • experiencing mental illness or drug and alcohol issues
  • homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • living in the catchment area
  • willing to be part of the program.

How do I access this service?

Referral to this program can be through a case manager at Jigsaw or via the youth entry point for the Barwon region.

Referrals can be made for participants who are leaving PARC, Community Recovery Centre, or other residential programs.

Other referral sources can include GP referral, family joint referral or self-referral.

For further information and a referral form contact:

Geelong office
Phone number: 03 4333 0251
Email: enquiries@wellways.org